Flax seeds take home the prize of being one of the World’s first superfood cultivated in our history. They have been consumed since 6000 years ago.
The reason why Flax seeds are so famous and have such a long history among us is that it contains anti-inflammatory properties due to the high concentrations of Omega-3 acids and lignans which are excellent antioxidant substances, they help us keep and promote a balance in our hormones as well as to a host of other benefits.
Those benefits are an improvement over digestion, clearer skin, reducing our cholesterol levels, sugar cravings, and balancing our hormones, and as if that isn’t enough, it is an excellent fighter against cancer.
And that is just the beginning, honestly, this is an incredible food that is truly good for our system. Flax seeds are very high in fiber and lower in carbs. Flax happens to be very rich in Mucilage Gum, which is a gel that turns into fiber when being soluble in water, thus moving more effectively through our gastrointestinal track preventing food from being digested too quickly from the stomach to the small intestine, that way the nutrients in the food can be more effectively absorbed and you will feel “fuller”.
As we mentioned above, Flax seeds are rich in Omega-3 acids, more specifically EPA and DHA which are normally found in animal foods, and in addition to that, you can also find ALA another type of Omega-3 and for that reason is why these seeds are so preferred.
If you are suffering from celiac or you just don’t have a tolerance for gluten, then flax seeds is an excellent gluten-free solution to your problems, you can substitute any grain in a recipe for flax seeds.
It is a much recommended solution to naturally lower our levels of cholesterol, how? Well, it increases the amount of fat being excreted through our bowel movements. The rich fiber contains the flax seeds traps the fat in it, and then it disposes of it more effectively, for that reason is why is an amazing way to help us reduce the cholesterol from the system without having to resort to chemicals methods.
Flax seeds are also great for our skin and hair. It makes hour hair grow stronger and shiner and makes it incredibly resistant to damage. For our skins, due to the high amounts of omega-3 and Vitamin D, it reduces dryness.