The fact that flax seeds have unique healing and healing properties was also known to Hippocratic. Later, numerous scientific studies only confirmed it, and now the flax seed is an important and valuable product that plays an enormous role in nutrition. Nutritionists recommend flax seeds for weight loss, medicine successfully applies them in the treatment and prevention of a number of diseases (including cancer). Moreover, in developed countries such as Germany and Canada, a decision was made at the legislative level that strongly recommends using flax seeds in the manufacture of bakery products.
The well-known flaxseed oil also has high nutritional properties. True, unlike the seed itself, it has a much smaller set of useful substances, since they are lost in the process of producing oil.
Flax seeds and their beneficial properties
Having conducted a series of studies, experts have found: flax seed is the most valuable source of beneficial minerals, polyunsaturated fatty acids and amino acids, vitamins and fiber. This composition allows you to use it as a therapeutic agent for existing diseases, and as a prophylactic to prevent the development of certain ailments.
So, for example, Omega-3, Omega-6 and Omega-9 polyunsaturated fatty acids help to increase the resistance of the body’s cells to cancer, strengthen the immune system. This is also facilitated by the lignans contained in the flaxseed shell, and in large quantities, are a kind of "hormones" of plant origin. Reduces the risk of developing cancer and fiber. In addition, it removes pollutants from the body, improves peristalsis and prevents the development of atherosclerosis.
Flax seeds are also widely used in the treatment of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, as it has an enveloping and sedative effect.
Flax seeds for weight loss
Plant seeds have also found wide application in various recipes for weight loss. The slimming effect is due to the properties of flaxseed (especially in broths) to envelop the walls of the stomach with a mucous film. This film becomes a barrier that prevents fat from being sucked into the intestinal wall. In addition, flaxseeds, once in the stomach, begins to actively absorb moisture, thereby swelling and creating a feeling of satiety. The laxative properties of this product are also well known, due to which rapid excretion of fecal masses, toxins and slags from the intestine is provided. This helps to improve the metabolism and, thus, solve the problem of excess weight.
Ground seeds as food supplement
To use flax seed for weight loss in many different ways. The simplest is to use them daily with food. To do this, chop flax seed in a coffee grinder and add the resulting flour to any dish – soups, cereals, vegetable dishes (stews, salads and
Another simple way to take flaxseed for weight loss. Soak whole seeds in a glass of water for the night and use them as a food additive the next day.
Such methods can not only fight with excess weight. Regular intake of seed helps to saturate the body with beneficial vitamins, micro- and macroelements, beneficial substances, and therefore it contributes to an increase in the protective properties of the organism and to recovery in general. In addition, flaxseed is able to provide an invaluable service to our beauty – it improves the condition of the hair and has a beneficial effect on the skin.
Flaxseeds and kefir
However, back to losing weight and consider another way to eat flaxseed – with yogurt. He needs to follow for three weeks and according to this scheme.
- Week one: drink 100 ml of 1% fat yogurt mixed with 1 teaspoon of ground flaxseeds three times a day,