19 useful information about flaxseeds
2.Daily consumption of three spoons of lignans from the flaxseeds, reduce cholesterol in men for 10 %, if used regularly over three months. This does not refer to women.
3.Cholesterol leads to the development of atherosclerosis, increases the risk of cardiovascular diseases, heart attack or stroke, but the lignans which are contained in the flaxseeds have a protective effect and reduce the cholesterol.
4.Flaxseed is one of the richest sources of fatty acids which dilute the blood and reduce the risk of thrombus formation.
5.Flaxseed contains 20% proteins, 30% carbohydrates, and over 40% fat.
6.Flaxseed is a great source of fiber, soluble and insoluble, and specific fiber, so called Clay. It is rich in lignans, protein, fat, vitamins and minerals.
7.The nutritive fibers contained in flaxseed are important for proper function of the digestive system. This improves the ability of the body to use other nutrients.
9.Flaxseed is also rich in vitamins: B, C, E.
10.From minerals, flaxseed contains: calcium, iron, zinc, potassium, sodium, sulfur, magnesium, phosphorus, chromium, cobalt, manganese, silicon, molybdenum.
11.Flaxseeds contain protein too. 100 gr. flaxseeds contain 20 – 30 grams protein, which is great in combination with the other nutrients.
12.Flaxseed helps in stabilizing sugar level in the blood.
13. Flaxseed is a natural laxative.
14.It prevents colon cancer. Flaxseeds are the richest source for lignans, important antioxidants, which have anti – carcinogenic, anti – viral, and anti – bacterial properties. Food rich in lignans, reduces the chances of swelling of the colon, of the prostate and of breast cancer, and reduces the possibility of creating tumors. Flaxseeds contain 75 – 80% more lignans than other vegetables and cereals.
15.In folk medicine flaxseeds are used against inflammation of the mucous membrane of the mouth, the stomach and the intestines. If problems with digestion, take two tablespoons of flaxseed a day.
16.Flaxseed should be consumed grinded, because only that way its healing properties can be used.
17.Lenko – healthy beverage prepared of grinded flaxseed, helps with asthma, coughing, arthritis, rheumatism, uterine bleeding, excessive menstrual bleeding, constipation. It has a relaxing effect in women who just gave birth, and facilitates the delivery. It is recommended to those who have constipation, severe gastric acids, and also helps in releasing gasses.
18.Grinded flaxseed is great for losing weight, because it prevents water retention in the organism. Regular consumption of flaxseed helps kidneys to release fluid and sodium, speeds up metabolism and fat melting. Thanks to the large percentage of dietary fiber, grinded flaxseed decreases the feeling of hunger.
19.Flaxseed can be added to salads, cakes, bread or pastry.