Flaxseed: A Magical nutritious and healing food



We all know that until today Vaidya, Ayurveda doctors and scientists had discovered many natural superfoods and medicinal herbs. That can keep us super healthy as well as they can cure all kind of diseases. These superfoods or medicinal herbs can keep us young for a longer time. They help in live longer because ultimately they help to rejuvenate cell functioning and cell functioning affect the whole body. Consuming such foods can make us imagine to have juvenile for much longer time. This is not a joke but a truth. As we know that our Rishi munis and Yogis lived for centuries. 

Now we come to our today's superfood that is flaxseed or linseed. We all have heard the name "Flaxseed" and in Hindi, we call it " अलसी ". If I ask you " Do you know about Flaxseed? " And if I guess more than 80% answer will be 'Yes'. Some people actually not know about Flaxseed. Someone may think 'Why?' So, the answer is very simple he/she may not familiar with this food. And some of 80 percent may not consume it and only knew about. And those who consume it may not know the magical benefits and different uses of Flaxseed. Whether you do not know about flaxseed, know about it or consume it you all will find some amazing benefits and uses of Flaxseed on this blog. Here we start. So, this is how flaxseed looks.

Firstly we will know something about flax. Its botanical name is  Linum usitatissimum means a very useful seed. It is also being used for linen textiles. Flax crop is cultivated in cooler regions of the world. It contains alpha-linolenic acid which is a key player in the fight against cancer.
Now take a look at its nutrition facts.

Calories:-               534 per 100gm
Protein:-                 18.30℅
Fat:-                       42% Omega-3, alpha linoleic acid, omega-6,
Fiber:-                    27%
Carbohydrate:-       29%
Vitamin:-                Thiamin, vitamin- B-5 & B-12, folate, niacin, vitamin-C
Minerals:-              Calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, selenium,
zinc antioxidants, lignan, lycopene, lutein, zeaxanthin

As you can see Flax has a high amount of nutrition. Now we will know the benefit of its nutrition in detail.


Omega-3 and Omega-6: Flaxseed is the biggest source of  omega-3 on the earth. Both omega-3 and 6 are very important because our body can't make them own. We need to consume them through the food. 

Having Cancer-fighting lignan: Flax contains the highest amount of lignan. Lignan is an antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral and anti-cancer food nutrient. Lignan maintains blood sugar and decreases the level of cholesterol. It acts like estrogen in plants. 

Helpful in Diabetes and Obesity: As Flax helps in blood sugar so it protects from the bad effects of diabetes. Doctors tell the diabetic patient to decrease sugar and increase the amount of fiber. Flax has a low glycemic index than wheat. Because of low glycemic, it causes a slower rise in blood glucose(blood sugar) so it is good for the diabetic patient. It also very useful in obesity because it contains a high amount of fiber and slowly digested and you do not feel hungry for a longer time. It cuts down the extra amount of fat in the body. And it also increases the BMR and we burn more calories. 

Good for the Heart: Flaxseed maintains our blood pressure. It increases good cholesterol and decreases bad cholesterol. Flaxseed prevents blood clotting in the arteries of the heart. It protects from heart-attack and stock. It improves the functioning of the heart and protects from all kind of heart problems.

 Magical tonic for the gut problems: It has both soluble and insoluble fibers. Unlike other carbs, fibers can't be broken down and absorbed by our stomach. This helps in softening the stool and easily excreted from the colon. So it is helpful in indigestion, hemorrhoids, fistula and also for IBS patients. Linseed also prevents stone formation in the gallbladder. And also dissolve the stone if it is formed. 

Increase ability to resist diseases: Flax makes us able to fight against diseases. It also helps in arthritis, lupus nephritis, and asthma. Presence of omega-3 help liver, kidneys, adrenal, thyroid glands to function well.

Gives natural beauty: Linseed is also effective in acne & pimples, herpes, eczema, hair dryness & thinness, hair fall etc. Omega-3 helps in making hair healthy, shiny and strong. It makes skin beautiful, attractive and glowing. Makes nails healthy and beautiful. The message of linseed oil removes dark spots, wrinkles, and fine lines. Makes you look younger. 

For mind and nerve system: If you are an angry person or if your mind is not calm then eating flax can keep your mind calm & makes you feel good. It improves your intellectual health. Makes your memory sharp. So it also a memory-boosting food for students. Also helpful in depression, migraine, schizophrenia, Parkinson's

 Bodybuilding: Flaxseed also helps in bodybuilding. It's a full meal for bodybuilding. It has the perfect amount of carbs, protein, and healthy fat. An excellent post-workout food.  Way to consume: Consume 30-60 gm of flax every day. It's good if you first grind flaxseeds and then use. So put in grinder before you use. You can consume it with milk, chapati, ice-cream, cookies.. or with foods you like. Chapati, cookies etc are just examples. Or even you can make delicious ladoo. I consume flaxseed with milk.

At the end

 Flaxseed is being used to heal different health problems. It has shown amazing results. Many research has been done on flaxseed that proved that it really a superfood. If you have not added it to your meal then add it and you will also experience its benefits by own.  I am using flax seeds for the last seven months and my mother also found it highly effective. Eating flax in the morning can keep you fully energetic whole day. Make sure you eat it with completely healthy foods in the morning. If your facing problems with extra fat then you can 100% surely use it as breakfast to lose your weight.  I hope you liked this post about flaxseeds.

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