THE MARVELLOUS BENEFITS OF FLAXSEED/LINSEED AND THE OIL PRODUCT
The word or name ''FLAXSEED AND LINSEED'' may sound a bit confusing to some people. It may sound like a “two nations divided by a common language” This is especially true when it comes to linseed and flaxseed. Curious if these two names of plants and their produce are the same?? Well, Yes! Good news to ya'all, because this plant produce is just the same, it is only the names that differs due to different country's words expression, their languages, and names identifications. For example: In Europe fondly known or call “flaxseed” while In North America it is somehow known or call linseed.
For centuries, flaxseeds and it's oil has been prized for their health-protective properties. In fact, Charles the Great ordered his subjects to eat flaxseeds for their health. So it's no wonder they acquired the name Linum usitatissimum, meaning "the most useful." Today, flaxseeds are emerging as a "super food" as scientific research points to their health benefits.
This substance comes from the seeds of the Linum usitatissimum plant, an annual plant that likely originated in Egypt. Both linseed and flaxseed are the species Linum usitatissimum, within the same species and different strains. The plant have been developed over its centuries of cultivation. Flaxseed also goes by the common name of linseed. Flaxseed meal and linseed meal are absolutely the same substance, The only difference is in the name. This type of meal provides a healthy source of nutrients for both humans and livestock. Compounds known as lignans are found in foods such as grains, fruits and vegetables. And Linseed has the highest concentration of lignans. It is important for you to know this, whether you are experiencing perimenopause, menopause or are post-menopausal, there are many reasons why you should consider increasing the lignans in your diet. Lignans have potent anti-cancer effects. And impressive number of studies have shown that linseed lignans helps in the prevention and treatment of breast and colon cancer due to their ability to modulate the production, availability, and action of the hormones produced in our bodies. Studies have also shown that menopausal women with the highest blood levels of enterolactone had a BMI 4 kg/m2 less than women with the lowest blood levels. So linseed may help to stabilise weight in menopausal women. The same sorts, linseed are grown for making omega-3 supplements from the oil and the ground seeds are use as a food for improving the digestion which is then called “flax”. What's more, numerous studies have shown that omega-3 fatty acids improve heart health, with benefits such as reduced inflammation and lower blood pressure and increases the elasticity of the arteries. The total dietary fibre content in 45g of linseed (about ¼ cup) is 11.7g. This is nearly four times greater than the fibre contained in ½ cup serving of ground oatmeal. Study has it that, the characteristic that makes linseed so good for preserving wood is that it is so very rich in omega-3. Which is the main reason it is so beneficial for human health. Interestingly, flax seeds' health benefits are mainly attributed to the omega-3 fatty acids, lignans and the fiber they contain and ofcourse many more other nutritional values too, such as listed below.
SUPER ADVANTAGES AND BLESSINGS OF FLAXSEED/LINSEED AND THE OIL. THE HEALTH BENEFITS:
As famously well known, it has been grown since the beginning of civilization, flaxseeds are one of the oldest crops. There are two types of flaxseed,''THE BROWN AND THE GOLDEN'' which are equally nutritious. A typical serving size for ground flaxseeds is 1 tablespoon (7 grams). Just 1 tablespoon of flaxseed provides a good amount of protein, fiber and omega-3 fatty acids. Also it has more additional values to being a rich source of some vitamins and minerals. A tablespoon of ground flaxseeds contains nutrients such as:
- Saturated fat: 0.3 grams
- Monounsaturated fat: 0.5 grams
- 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
- Calories: 37
- Protein: 1.3 grams
- Carbs: 2 grams
- Fiber: 1.9 grams
- Total fat: 3 grams
- Vitamin B6: 2% of the RDI
- Folate: 2% of the RDI
- Polyunsaturated fat: 2.0 grams
- Omega-3 fatty acids: 1,597 mg
- Vitamin B1: 8% of the RDI
Flaxseed Oil Improves Gut Health.
Flaxseed Oil Reduces Inflammation.
Flaxseed Oil Protects the Brain.
Flaxseed Oil May Protect the Kidneys.
Flaxseed Oil May Improve Bone Health.
Flaxseed Oil Benefits Skin Health.
Flaxseed Oil Improves Menopausal Symptoms.
Flaxseeds/Flaxseed Oil May Help with Weight Loss. Keep Hunger at Bay, Which May Aid Weight Control.
Flaxseed Protects Against Diabetes.
Flaxseeds May Help Control Blood Sugar and May Lower Blood Pressure.
Flaxseeds Are Rich in Dietary Fiber.
They Contain High-Quality Protein.
Flaxseed Oil Protects the Heart.
Flaxseeds/ Flaxseed Oil Lowers Cholesterol Levels.
Flaxseeds/Flaxseed Oil Is Anti-Cancer. Rich in source of Lignans, Which May Reduce Cancer Risk.
Flaxseeds Are High in Omega-3 Fats.
Flaxseeds Can Be a Versatile Ingredient
HOW TO USE OR TAKE LINSEED/FLAXSEED AND THE OIL. AND THE TIPS FOR ADDING FLAXSEED TO YOUR DIETS.
Many impressive health benefits are attributed to consuming flaxseeds. Here are some tips on how you can add these tiny seeds into your diet
Linseed meal is an excellent source of Omega-3 if it is freshly ground. Consume ground seeds rather than whole. You won't reap as many benefits from whole flax seeds, as your intestines cannot break down the tough outer shell of the seeds. Opt for ground flaxseeds, as they are easier to digest. You can grind your own in a coffee grinder, or buy ready ground from a reliable supplier. That being said, you can still buy whole flax seeds, grind them in a coffee grinder and store the ground flaxseeds in an airtight container. Linseed meal and linseed oil should be kept refrigerated, as it will quickly turn rancid. Aim to consume within two months. Linseed oil is not suitable for cooking, so use it in salad dressings instead. Use 45g or quarter cup of linseed 3 to 7 times a week. Add to soups, cereals, muesli and flapjacks. Take 2 tablespoons of oil daily and add to salads and yoghurt and smoothies. Alternatively take 2-6 1000mg pods daily.
Flaxseeds or flaxseed oil can be added to many common foods. Flaxseeds are versatile and can be easily added to your daily diet. There are a variety of recipes you can try. Such as adding them to your water and drinking it as part of your daily fluid intake or Adding them to water as an egg substitute.
Drizzling flaxseed oil as a dressing on salad.
Sprinkling ground flaxseeds over your hot or cold breakfast cereal.
Mixing them into your favorite yogurt.
Adding them into cookie, muffin, bread or other batters.
Mixing them into smoothies to thicken up the consistency.
Incorporating them into meat patties.
HOW MUCH DO YOU NEED?
The health benefits noted in the studies above were observed with just 1 tablespoon (10 grams) of ground flaxseeds per day. That being said, it's recommended to keep serving sizes to less than 5 tablespoons (50 grams) of flaxseeds per day. What About Flaxseed Oil? The resurgence of the use of flaxseed oil is due to its nutritional properties and health benefits.
Ground flaxseeds provide the greatest health benefits. If using flaxseed oil, remember to store it in a cool, dark place and use it when cooking at a lower temperature to retain its nutritional properties. The Bottom Line is, when it comes to nutritional goodness, flaxseeds are full of it. Though tiny, they are rich in the omega-3 fatty acid ALA, lignans and fiber, all of which have been shown to have many potential health benefits. They can be used to improve digestive health, lower blood pressure and bad cholesterol, reduce the risk of cancer and may benefit people with diabetes. As a versatile food ingredient, flaxseeds or flaxseed oil are easy to add to your diet. With many proven health benefits and possibly more, there's no better time than now to grab some flax seeds from your local grocery store.
MY PERSONAL USAGE (TESTIMONY) OF FLAXSEED FOR OVER 5 YEARS NOW:
I am just in my very very early forties. I used to have serious bone problems. Ranging from my neck, my upper back to my lower back, Waist, my knees and joints pains.
Also my blood pressure was always incredibly high.
Since i started taking flaxseed and the oil, there have been tremendous improvements in my body and health for over years now. No More body pains and aches. Blood pressure reduced, constantly on 120/80 when measured.
MY RECIPE OF FLAXSEED:
Place a mug that has a tight cover.
Add in 2 tablespoon of whole grain of flaxseed.
Add in 3 tablespoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice.
And 1 or 2 (Depends on your taste of sweetening) tablespoon of fresh Organic/Bio honey.
Mixed all the ingredients properly.
Allow it to sit from from morning till night or from night till the next morning, depending on when or time you set to prepare it.
Allowing it to sit for this long, is to alllow the seeds to get soften properly. Inorder to aid digestion easily.
After Which, you will take 1 tablespoon every night before retiring to bed.
NOTE: Always keep it in the fridge after preparing. Consume within 7 days and prepare another.
OR YOU CAN USE THIS TOO:
Place a mug that has a tight cover.
Add in 2 tablespoon of ground flaxseed.
Add in 3 tablespoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice.
And 1 or 2 (Depends on your taste of sweetening) tablespoon of fresh Organic/Bio honey. Mixed all the ingredients properly.
Take 1 tablespoon every night before going to bed.
NOTE: Always refrigerate after preparation. Every preparation should not exceed 7 days.
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