We are well aware of how a healthy diet which consists of fruits and vegetables along with nuts and seeds can be helpful in maintaining ideal body weight by inducing satiety and reducing the temptation to inch towards heavy, greasy food. Not only this, many nuts and seeds also help control blood sugar level, and aid digestion, heart health among many other things. And one such seed which is extremely helpful is the flax seed.
A Canadian study discovered that consuming 30 grams of flaxseeds daily for six months lowered the diastolic and systolic blood pressure by 7 mmHg and 10 mmHg, respectively. Another large scale study, that took data from 11 studies, found that consuming flax seeds daily for six months lowered the blood pressure by 2 mmHg.
Looks like the world can’t stop gushing over this seed. Especially in India, flaxseeds takes centre stage in many household with the onset of the winter season. It is easy to include the seeds to one’s diet — you can add it to baked foods, oatmeal, cereals, smoothies or yoghurt. You can even add the flax seed powder to the dough for making rotis and pooris. Eating flaxseed and ghee laddoos, popularly known as alsi ladoo, is a winter treat which is believed to help keep the body warm. Packed with protein, fibre and healthy omega-3 fatty acids, if you are looking for a superfood in your weight loss diet then you could consider it.Read More..