Flax seed is an annual plant. It is a good source of plant omega 3 fat, dietary fiber and other nutrients. Flax is a versatile, blue flowered crop. The seed is flat and oval with a pointed tip. It is a little larger than sesame seed and measures about 4 – 6 mm. the seeds have a crisp, chewy texture and a pleasant nutty taste.
GENERAL HEALTH BENEFITS:
It is an excellent source of
lignan, vitamins and minerals – magnesium, phosphorus and copper.
rich in omega-3 fatty acids.
high in fiber, vitamin B1, manganese.
high in phytochemicals.
Hence it prevents
cancer mainly breast cancer in women and prostate cancer in men.
It increases bone density and reduces the risk of osteoporosis.
It is highly useful in maintaining hormonal levels in women in all ages.
It reduces cardiovascular diseases,.
reduces bad cholesterol, increases good cholesterol and thus protects against heart disease.
It helps in proper functioning of kidney lowers blood sugar, blood pressure and helps to reduce weight.
It strengthens finger and toenails.
It is helpful in treatment of skin disorders like eczema, psoriasis (skin disease marked by red scaly patches) and dandruff.