Zee Media Bureau/Shruti Saxena
New Delhi: Yes, the small little seeds can have multiple health benefits. Adding flaxseeds to your diet will not only help improving your heart's health but will also aid in bettter digestion.
Flaxseeds are high on protein and its best to consume them in a powdered form as it increases the amount of nutrients absorbed.
Here are a few health benefits of flaxseeds:
-Flaxseeds help in weight loss as they are low in calories and rich in fibre content.
-Including flaxseeds in your daily diet also helps lower blood pressure, cure headaches and fights several cardiovascular diseases and diabetes.
-Flaxseeds are a rich source of antioxidants and help protect against the damaging effects of radiation.
-Flaxseed oil is a good source of omega-3 fatty acids as well as omega-6 and omega-9 fatty acids which can contribute to heart health and help reduce inflammation.
-Due to the presence of omega 3 fatty acids and lignan, adding flaxseeds to juice, salads, cookies and muffins can help ward off prostate cancer risk.
*Warning: Pregnant women or breast feeding mothers should not consume flaxseeds