So we are not left with a choice as eventually a poor diet and no exercises will lead to poor health and lot of heart related diseases. Our dietary choices based on spirituality and ethics is still debatable but when it comes to prevent a large scale of diseases we have left no choice than to reverse to organic natural dietary habits.
It is a well-known fact that fish oil is a good health promoter in terms of keeping the heart diseases at bay. This phenomenon has been observed in the large scale population of Japan and Korea who have very less demographic influences of heart diseases due to their daily consumption of fish. But this has eventually giving rise to serious environmental crisis which the world is waiting to suffer. Moreover the major question is what about the large population of Vegetarians and vegans. Odds are that if you are a vegetarian you may be suffering from the deficiency of favorable fatty acids and Omega -3 supplements. Which can be only proven when these categories of people get a high rate of occurrences of heart diseases in later years? The solution lies in Flaxseed oil which is wonder oil at par with Fish oil. Although as compared to Fish oil not much research has been done on Flaxseed oil but throughout years a steady amount of data has been collated which is surprisingly proving the benefits of Flaxseed oil.
Benefits of Flaxseed oil.
Flaxseed oil comes from a blue flowering plant rather than from a fish. There are two primary omega three fatty acids known as eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). Normally fish oil contains both these fatty acids in abundance. But Flaxseed oil on the hand is rich in alpha-linolenic acid ,the parent fatty acid to DHA and EPA. Thus Flaxseed oil contains all the benefits of Fish oil. Despite all these benefits flaxseed oil also contain ‘healthy’ good fats. It is also known to be rich in fiber, vitamin B (Essential Vitamins), magnesium potassium, lecithin, and protein. It is also good source of zinc. Such benefits are easily accessible for our daily intake and can be consumed naturally and organically by adding flaxseed oil to our diets. In cases of hormonal imbalance flaxseed oil which is a rich source of lignans helps in reduce imbalance also research has shown reduced incidences of breast cancer(see also Foods that prevent cancer) and colon cancer in people that have high amounts of lignans in their diet. Also it is known to remove the ill effects of certain bacterial and fungal infections. Flaxseed oil is also helpful to increase the body’s metabolic rate and makes it easier to reduce obesity. This will invariably help control high blood pressure and hypertension. Besides this it is helpful to lower cholesterol levels and fight heart disease. Just like Aloe Vera it also helps to reduce joint pain and helps reduce swelling in arthritic patients. It has been scientifically proven to treat cases of depression and a mental disease in elder people. This oil also increases our overall energy levels and promotes healthy skin, hair and nails.
While the popularity of flax seeds has strengthened notably in recent times, this humble seed has come as a great relief for Vegetarians and vegan as they struggle with a potential risk of heart diseases in old age. Therefore, where men in particular are concerned about the harmful effects of artificial supplements, the properties in flax seeds make it a wonderful natural, long-term alternative for those who would rather opt for nature than drugs.
How to Consume Flaxseed Oil
Flaxseed when heated along with our normal cooking ingredients as fats are transformed into harmful fats and cooking them should be avoided.One of the popular ways is to consume it in form of Indian Chutney.
Also it can be used in garnishing in salads and smoothies. We can also use just flaxseeds in grounded or powdered form in cereals and yoghurts and also as additives in bread and muffins. Flaxseed oil tablets are also available in market for those who want to not bother themselves with incorporating flaxseed in their foods. There are so many benefits of Flaxseed that it is inevitable that we switch a diet of its consumption to cut off our future medical bills and have a healthy nutritious life.
- Omega-3 essential fatty acids
- Lignans & Antioxidants
- Cuts Cholesterol
- Fights Diabetes
- Fights Cancer
- Reduces Constipation
- Helps Menopausal State