Ages back even before anyone knew the benefits offered by the Super seed-FLAX SEEDS, it was used in textile manufacturing.
Decades ago, flax seeds were popular as linseed where the oil derived were used in making breads ,pet food & also in non-food industry- oil painting. In the recent past, it made its entry into our nutrition world emphasizing its importance in every stage of human existence.
Having a partial nutty taste & slight healthy bitterness, it can be eaten as such, used in various recipes or pressed to be used as oil. Once, through enough studies people understood the health benefits flax seeds had whether as an ingredient in food or as a supplement, it widely used for consumption.
Flax seeds have long been consumed as a part of the traditional diet in many regions of India. These seeds contain phytoestrogens, which are similar to the hormone estrogen, as well as soluble fiber and oil. Flaxseed oil contains the essential omega-3 fatty acid, alpha-linolenic acid (ALA).
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Safe serving size: One teaspoon (5gm) – Daily: Preferably in roasted & powdered form
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1.Gulp it with a glass of water/buttermilk and drink it as part of daily routine.
2.Drizzling flax-seed oil as a dressing on salad.
3.Sprinkling ground flax seeds over breakfast cereal.
4.Mixing them into one’s favorite yogurt.
5.Adding them into cookie, muffin, bread or other batters.
6.Grind it with gravies or chutney or atta and dosa batter.
7.Flax seeds also goes well with smoothies & raitha.
8.Different forms of chikki or ladoo.
MODERATION IS THE KEY.
USE IT SENSIBLY TO REAP IT’S BENEFITS TO THE FULLEST.
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