The Health Benefits of Flaxseed: Fiber Fights Fat
Did you know that ground flaxseed fiber provides powerful lignans that can help your body eliminate excess estrogens and other toxins? Lignans are found predominantly in plants and can also be formed by bacteria in the gut.
They have potent antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal properties. Flaxseed is nature's most abundant source of lignans, with concentrations 75 to 800 times higher than most other plant foods. This blog post will look at the health benefits of consuming flaxseed regularly and how it can help fight fat.
How Flaxseed Works
Flaxseed works by binding to excess estrogens and eliminating potential cancer-causing estrogens. This helps ensure proper estrogen metabolism and can reduce the risk of developing certain types of cancers. Most of the research on flax has been done in Canada, the world supplier of flax.
Researchers at the University of Toronto, Princess Margaret Hospital, and Toronto Hospital have shown that women with breast cancer who received 1 oz (25 g) of flaxseed daily experienced a decrease in their estrogen levels as well as an increase in their activity levels.
Health Benefits Of Flaxseed
The health benefits associated with consuming flaxseed are numerous. Studies have shown that regular consumption of flax may lower cholesterol levels, reduce inflammation, protect against certain types of cancer, improve digestive health, boost energy levels, aid weight loss efforts, reduce menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes and night sweats, improve skin health, enhance heart health by reducing LDL cholesterol levels, and even reduce depression symptoms.
Additionally, because flax is high in fiber content, it can help you feel fuller for longer periods, preventing overeating or snacking between meals.
Even without lignans' benefits in reducing excess estrogens that can cause weight gain in both men and women, flaxseed is an excellent form of fiber, binding to estrogens and fat, bulking up the stool, and promoting mucilage to speed elimination.
How to Take Flaxseeds on Daily Basis?
Take 2 tsp (10 mL) of ground flaxseed and mix it into a glass of water, then let it sit for a while. It will turn gelatinous and slippery (mucilage), which promotes effortless elimination. Flaxseed is an excellent source of omega-3 essential fatty acids, which research has shown to aid fat loss. It ensures proper bowel movements, detoxification of excess estrogens, and binding of fat.
What are Lignans?
Lignans are compounds found predominantly in plants that have potent antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal properties. They are also formed by bacteria in the gut. Flaxseed is especially high in lignans – with concentrations 75 to 800 times higher than most other plant foods.
Lignans are also found in abundance in cranberries. Cranberries are important to any fat-burning program as they help mobilize fat from your cells and maintain a healthy liver, recommend adding 1/2 cup (125mL) of unsweetened cranberry juice to your big bottle of water to make it more palatable and to promote healthy fat metabolism in your liver.
Cranberry juice, although it contains potent plant nutrients, does not contain lignans, but the whole cranberry does. In addition to adding unsweetened cranberry juice to your water, take a cranberry capsule, an extremely potent form of cranberry.
When our bodies have too many estrogens, they can become cancer-causing agents. To prevent this from happening, lignans bind to excess estrogens and eliminate them from the body. This ensures proper estrogen metabolism – which is key for fighting fat.
How to Make a Delicious Flaxseed Pudding?
Flax Pudding in 7 Steps:
This pudding tastes so good your family won't believe it is healthy.
90 ml 6 tbsps. - flaxseeds milk
Almond milk, or Rice Dream - 2 cups 500 ml
2 tbsp ground hazelnuts, almonds, or pistachios - 30 ml
One large banana mashed
1 large1 tbsp honey (optional)15 ml juice of one orange 1 apple peeled cored, and grated
1 tbsp whipped cream (optional)
5 ml strawberries or fresh fruit for garnish.
1.Pulse the flaxseeds in a coffee grinder for a few seconds
2.Bring milk to a boiling a double boiler
3.Add all the ground flaxseed at once and stir in with a whisk to prevent lumps
4.Boil for thirty seconds, remove from heat and pour into a bowl
5.Let cool. It will have the consistency of pudding
6.Mix ground nuts, banana, honey, and orange juice into the flax pudding mixture Gently mix integrated apple and spoon into parfait dishes, layered alternately with fresh fruit and real whipped cream.
7.Top with a strawberry and a dab of whipped cream lignans, but the whole cranberry does.
Or if You Prefer to See How to Make it Watch the Video Below:
The evidence clearly shows that adding more fiber from ground flaxseed to your diet has many beneficial effects on your overall health. Whether you’re looking to lose weight or just want to boost your immunity system – including ground flax seed in your diet is a great way to do so!
Not only does it provide powerful lignans which help your body eliminate toxins but it also helps reduce inflammation and cholesterol levels while improving digestion and boosting energy levels too! So what are you waiting for? Try adding some ground flax seed into your daily routine today!