Tiny But Mighty

Flaxseeds have amazing health benefits to ‘flax’ about

Prized for its health properties, flaxseeds may be tiny in size but never to be underestimated. These nutty-tasting seeds come from the flax plant that has been growing on the face of planet Earth for centuries!

Word has it that the benefits of flaxseed have been recognised centuries ago, for in the 8th century, Charles The Great passed laws requiring his subjects to consume flaxseeds. Moving forward to today’s 21st century, the health benefits of flaxseeds are now backed by scientific research and here are some that we’ve discovered:

#1 There are two types of flaxseeds- brown and golden. They’re both equally nutritious.

#2 1 tablespoon of flaxseeds gives you close to 1,600 milligrammes of Omega-3 fatty acids.

#3 They’re rich in dietary fibre and may help to prevent constipation.

#4 If you’re in search of plant-based protein, flaxseed is a great source to consider.

#5 The soluble and insoluble fibre in flaxseeds can help to keep hunger pangs at bay.

#6 Studies also suggest that flaxseeds can help with managing blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol levels.

#7 Lignans, an antioxidant in flaxseeds, can help to lower the risk of breast cancer, according to a 2013 Canadian study.