Flaxseed is trending plant food mostly used as a diet food. It is becoming the most important food in mostly all diet program regime. Flaxseeds come's from flax plant which has blue flowers and is cultivated for its nutritious seeds. Flaxseed oil is also extracted from flaxseed. Flaxseeds are rich in Omega 3 essential fatty acids which are also known as good fat. It has shown to have a healthy heart.
They also contain Lignans which have estrogen and antioxidant qualities which contains a higher amount of lignans than other plant food. Flaxseed also contains a high amount of soluble and insoluble fibre. Due to its components, flaxseeds are beneficial to maintain the cholesterol levels, obesity, diabetes and metabolic syndrome. Some studies have also shown that flaxseed can help to fight cancer. Most commonly flaxseeds are used in the diet for weight loss and weight management as they have the qualities that help in maintaining weight.
As flaxseeds are rich in soluble and insoluble dietary fibre, they help in preventing constipation and improved digestion hence increasing the immune system. The fibre in flaxseed helps to suppress hunger. In this way, the stomach feels fuller and satisfied after meals. Flaxseeds are rich in protein. Proteins are tough to digest. So even if one tablespoon of flaxseed is consumed, it will suppress the hunger for a longer period of time which helps in preventing false hunger hence helping in weight loss and weight management.