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Flax Seeds

Neem PowderFlax seed is generally known as Linseed and ALSI -- there are regional names for this as well. Flax seeds are one of the richest sources of valuable omega-3 fatty acids, containing almost twice as much benefit as fish oil and contains high levels of dietary fiber. . Essential fats are very important in our diets. One hundred grams of ground flax seed supplies about 450 kilocalories, 41 grams of fat, 28 grams of fiber, and 20 grams of protein. Flax seed is the source of linseed oil, which is consumed as edible oil, as a nutritional supplement. Many Institutes and researchers have identified flax seeds as a food product that deserves proper study and great attention because of its strong potential of cancer fighting properties and many health benefits. According to the U. S. Department of Agriculture, flax seeds contain 27 identifiable cancer preventive compounds. Many studies found that flax seeds may aid lowering total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol levels. They may also keep platelets from becoming sticky therefore reducing the risk of a heart attack. Flax seeds may lower cholesterol levels, especially in women. Initial studies suggest that flax seeds taken in the diet may benefit individuals with certain types of breast and prostate cancers.

Health Benefit for diabetic People :
Flax also lessens the severity of diabetes by stabilizing blood-sugar levels.

Health Benefit for Heart Patients :
Around 42% of flaxseed's calories come from total fat which comprises of

Anti-Inflammatory Benefits:
Omega-3 fats produces Series 1 and 3 prostaglandins, which are anti-inflammatory hormone-like molecules, in contrast to the Series 2 prostaglandins, which are pro-inflammatory molecules produced from other fats, notably the omega-6 fats, which are found in high amounts in animal fats, margarine, and many vegetable oils including corn, sunflower, and peanut oils. Omega-3 fats can help reduce the inflammation that is a significant factor in conditions such as asthma, osteoarthritis, migraine headaches, osteoporosis and rheumatoid arthritis.

Health Benefit for Bone:
Alpha linolenic acid found in flaxseeds, promotes bone health by helping to prevent excessive bone turnover.


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