Benefits of Flax Seeds

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    Linseed oil, also known as flaxseed oil is a colourless to yellowish oil obtained from the dried, ripened seeds of the flax plant
    Linseed oil is an edible oil in demand as a nutritional supplement as a source of Linolenic acid. In parts of Europe, it is traditionally eaten with potatoes and quark. It is regarded as a delicacy as a delicacy due to its hearty taste, which enhances the flavour of quark , which is otherwise bland.
    Medicinal use: Flax seeds contain high levels of lignans and Omega-3 fatty acids. Lignans may benefit the heart, possess anti-cancer properties and studies performed on mice found reduced growth in specific types of tumours. Initial studies suggest that flaxseed taken in the diet may benefit individuals with certain types of breast and prostate cancers. Flax may also lessen the severity of diabetes by stabilizing blood-sugar levels. There is some support for the use of flax seed as a laxative due to its dietary fiber content though excessive consumption without liquid can result in intestinal blockage. Flax provides fats that are precursors for brain building. Flax seed benefits patients who seem to have dry skin or eczemaand helps to lessen the severity of diabetes by stabilizing blood-sugar levels. Its oil high in essential fatty acids, increases the body's metabolic rate, helping to weight control programs. Flax has been scientifically proven to treat some cases of depression, can improve the mental function of many old age.
    Flex seeds are surely one of the most natural and effective cure for restoring lost volume and shine to your hair. Flax seeds are also known as linseeds, which contain a nut like flavour and appearance. These are an ideal solution for several hair problems as they are easy to find and less expensive compared to other alternatives. Flax seeds are a rich source of vitamin E. Vitamin E has proven effects on growth of the capillaries.
    It provides nourishment to the hair roots, shaft, and the scalp.
    Flax seeds fulfil the required nutrition for hair and scalp in order to expedite hair growth.
    They also help control hair breakage or split ends, and provide the required hydration for hair.
    Vitamin E in the flax seeds helps prevent premature discoloration or graying of hair.
    Flax seeds contain high amount of Omega-3 fatty acid. These help nourish hair follicles. This in turn helps make hair strong and healthy. Omega-3 fatty acid also improves the elasticity of hair and makes it less prone to breakage.
    Regular use of flax seeds helps prevent acute hair loss, scalp eczema, and dandruff.
    Flax seeds are a good source of high quality fibre.
    These are an affluent source of both soluble and insoluble fibres. Edible fibres are excellent for proper functioning of the intestines. This helps create defence against a host of ailments, which might cause hair loss.
     

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