Flaxseeds and health benefits and precautions

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Flaxseeds. Also known as flax seed, is a plant in the family Linaceae whose fibers can be use to produce linen threads and textile products called flax. In addition to producing fibers that can be use to produce fabric then Flaxseed is also regard for its many healthful properties . Some evidence suggests that flaxseed may reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer and cardiovascular disease. Everyone gets to know Benefits of flax seed A small seed plant, but many benefits.

nutritional value contained in “flax seed”

Flaxseeds is a plant that has many nutritional values. One tablespoon, or about 7 grams, of ground flaxseed provides a good amount of fiber and omega-3 fatty acids. It is also a good source of vitamins and minerals. Let’s see what other nutrients the flax seeds are rich in.

  • Energy 37 kcal
  • 1.3 grams of protein
  • 2 grams of carbohydrates
  • 1.9 grams of fiber
  • 3 g total fat
  • 0.3 g saturated fat
  • Monounsaturated fat 0.5 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 2.0 g
  • Omega 3 fatty acids (Omega 3) 1,597 mg.
  • Vitamin B1 (Vitamin B1) 8% of the RDI
  • Vitamin B6 (Vitamin B6) 2% of the RDI
  • Folate: 2% of the RDI
  • Calcium: 2% of the RDI.
  • Iron, 2% of the RDI.
  • Magnesium: 7% of the RDI.
  • Phosphorus: 4% of the RDI.
  • Potassium: 2% of the RDI.

*RDI stands for Recommend Daily Intakes, which is the amount of nutrients recommend to be consume per day.

Health benefits of flax seeds

  • Rich in omega 3 fatty acids

Flaxseed is a plant that contains alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), the omega-3 fatty acid that is most commonly found in plants. From experiments, it was found that animals fed alpha-linolenic acid in flax seed Helps prevent the accumulation of cholesterol in the arteries of the heart. reduce inflammation in blood vessels and also reduce the growth of tumors as well As for the study in people, it was found that People who consumed more alpha-linolenic acid had a lower risk of heart attack than those who consumed more alpha-linolenic acid.

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