Flaxseeds have become increasingly popular, and the hype surrounding this little seed has made many people wonder why. The health benefits of this popular health-conscious food are more than what meets the eye. They have tons of vitamins and nutrients, which are essential for overall health and wellbeing.
Flaxseeds contain lignans, omega-3 fatty acids, protein and fiber. Adding them to your diet may help prevent cancer, improve your heart health, aid your digestive system, help improve blood glucose control in diabetics, and even reduce inflammation associated with arthritis.
There are plenty of creative ways to add more flaxseeds to your diet. Add ground flax to salads, hummus, salad dressings and nut butters. Also try sprinkling some over cooked vegetables and over berries.
Eat flaxseeds after dry roasting them in a pan before eating, hairbuddha.net explains. “This way they are easy to chew and plus roasting eliminates anti-nutrients in the seeds which can block the absorption of other minerals.”