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How to eat flax seeds?

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Dr.Sanjeev Kumar Singh 90% (193ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurvedic Doctor, Lakhimpur Kheri  •  11years experience
How to eat flax seeds?

Here are the best ways to eat flax seeds:

There are multiple health benefits of flaxseed if it can be involved in the daily diet.

  • Flax seeds can be mixed with yogurt: Few amounts of flax seeds or ground flaxseeds can be sprinkled into yogurt thus making it a protein-packed bowl of yogurt as it is useful for muscles building.
  • Mixed with breadcrumbs to coat chicken or other food items: Flax seeds have a nutty flavour which gives amazing flavour and it is healthy and delicious. Flax seeds also protect from cancer, boosts immunity and keeps the body healthy.
  • Flax seeds salads, dips and sandwiches can be made: A little crunch of flax seeds can be added into salads dips, soups , french toast and sandwiches making food tasty and giving it a pleasant crunch. Adding flaxseed in you daily diet keeps you away from many diseases.
  • Healthy pumpkin bread: Adding flax seeds into pumpkin bread is again a wonderful substitute for eating it and staying healthy.

Flaxseed nutrition

Flax seeds are full of nutrition and are very healthy for the body. One tbsp or one gram of flax seeds nutrition content are as follows:

  • Calories: 55
  • Water: 7%
  • Sugar: 0.2 grams
  • Fat: 4.3 grams
  • Fiber: 2.8 grams
  • Crabs: 3 grams
  • Proteins: 1.9 grams

Can we eat flax seeds on an empty stomach?

Flax seeds have good source of dietary fibre and omega 3 fatty acids and if we eat flax seeds before food it will make us feel less hungry and thus not letting us eat it. This flax seed must be eaten after food.

How to eat flax seeds to reduce tummy?

Flax seeds contain high amounts of polyphenol antioxidants, omega-3s, and fibre which helps you to stay slim as it cuts down the belly fat slowly and makes you thin. By eating flax seeds you can get a flat tummy in a week. Flax seeds are also ideal for boosting metabolism. It also cuts down cholesterol and increases metabolism thus giving you the desired shape.

How to eat flax seeds raw or roasted?

Flax seeds can be eaten in both the forms that are raw or roasted. But flax seeds must be roasted on the low flam to keep the nutrients intact. Both the forms are full of benefits and eating it every day keeps many diseases away.

How to eat flax seeds for weight loss?

Flax seeds can be eaten in many forms for losing the weight, but most importantly it should be kept in mind that whole flaxseed should not be consumed if you want to lose weight else it must be eaten in the powder form. The grounded flax seeds can be kept in the freezer for a few minutes before grinding them as it keeps all the essential oils and nutrients intact. After grinding, flax seeds can be used in porridge, chapati, bread, vegetables, curries, soups, smoothies, etc.

Benefits of flax seeds for hair growth:

Flax seeds are very beneficial for hair growth and improve the quality of your hair very fast. It can be used in the form of hair gel, oil or spray to give nourishment to the hair. Flax seeds give natural spa treatment to the hair without any use of chemicals.

Flax seeds use for skin:

Flax seeds are very useful for the skin as it brings a glow to the skin, adds moisture and removes lines and wrinkles from the face. As flax seeds are rich in omega -3 fatty acids, lignins and antioxidants it plays a vital role in fighting against ageing. If you want to flax seeds directly on skin then you can use flaxseed oil and rub it on the skin which nourishes and makes your skin healthy and beautiful.

How to eat flax seeds with water?

These are the ways in which you can drink flax seeds with water:

  • You can soak flax seeds in water and drink that water
  • You can grind flax seeds and take it with water
  • You can mix ground flaxseeds with different drinks as well
  • You can blend flaxseed into smoothies and shakes

How to grind flax seed?

Flax seeds can be ground with the help of handheld mill, traditional spice grinder or with the help of a grinder. You only need flax seeds and put them in a grinder and grind it for 5-10 mins. After grinding keep it in an airtight container for keeping it fresh for a longer time. Flax seeds if eaten in powder form gives more benefits to the body rather than eating it as a whole.

What are the best flax seeds recipes?

These are the best recipes made with flax seeds:

  1. Smoothie swirls
  2. Granola
  3. Bread
  4. Meaty substitutes
  5. Salad dressings
  6. Healthy spreads
  7. Soups
  8. Sprinkles on top
  9. Chutneys
  10. Khakhras
  11. Mukhwas
  12. Raita
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