30 Health Benefits of Flaxseed


Flaxseed is widely praising around the globe for its goodness in the omega 3 and 6 fatty acids innate in it. The presence of the unsaturated fat like omega 3 and 6 in the Flaxseed is claimed to meet the daily demand of the omega 3 fat. Omega 9 is naturally manufactured by the human body due to this its consumption is not necessary.

The flax plant can merely attend the height of 1.2 meters when fully mature.

Flax plant was widely cultivated as the textile from the long time back. It is estimated that flax plant was domesticated from more than thirty thousand years from now.


Table of Content

Color

Climates

Fiber

Nutrition

Health Benefits of Flaxseed

1. Acne
2. Asthma
3. Anemia
4. Arthritis
5. Breast Cancer
6. Breast-feeding
7. Blood Pressure
8. Healthy Bone
9. Cancer
10. Constipation
11. Diabetes
12. Digestion
13. Eczema
14. Fertility
15. Fibroids
16. Gout
17. Inflammation
18. Kidney Stones
19. Liver
20. Pregnancy
21. Prostate Cancer
22. Reflux
23. Sperm Count
24. Insomnia
25. Skin
26. Thyroid
27. Urination
28. Peptic Ulcers
29. Weight Loss
30. Heart

Side Effects

Allergies
Bloating


Color


The color of the flaxseeds varies from the brown, golden and yellow.

Climates


The plant is widely cultivated mostly in the colder region around the globe. But it can also be cultivated in the brief winter in the trophic.

Fiber


The fiber obtained from the flax plant is considered to be of the superior quality. It is highly durable than the cotton fiber and has the less elasticity.


Nutrition


Flaxseed is lush with the goodness of the essential nutrient required for the human body Predominant part of the flaxseed is comprise of the fat which represents more than forty percent by volume. It has the adequate amount of the omega 3 and omega 6 innate in it.

It has around twenty-eight percent of the carbohydrate and around eighteen percent of protein. The protein content in the flaxseed is the noticeable amount.

Vitamins present in the flaxseed are the vitamin C, and B-complex vitamins like B 1, B2, B3, B5, and B6 in varying amount.

Minerals present in the flaxseed are the Magnesium, Phosphorus, Zinc, Iron, Calcium, and Potassium in different proportion (1).
  

Health Benefits of Flax Seed


1. Acne


Flaxseed is beneficial in soothing the acne in the human body. Acne is the undulation in the skin trigger by several factors. The innate goodness of the acne is vital for minimizing the occurrence of the acne in the skin (2). 

2. Asthma


The anti-inflammatory character of the flaxseed is beneficial in curing asthma in the human body (3).

This is the prime reason for the use of the flax seed in curing asthma in alternative medicine.

Asthma is the noisome disease causing difficulty in the breathing. Depending on the age group the severity of asthma varies.

3. Anemia


The goodness of the iron innate in the flaxseed is beneficial to combat anemia in the human body (4).
  
Anemia is the condition marked by the deficiency of the iron in the diet. Chronic deficiency of the iron can cause series of health impact.

Iron is the essential component of the hemoglobin which helps in the transfer of the oxygen molecule in the various part of the body.

4. Arthritis


The intake of the flaxseed is associated with the demise in arthritis in the human body. Arthritis is the inflammation of the joint and the anti-inflammatory protect of the flaxseed in beneficial in the prevention of arthritis (5).
  

5. Breast Cancer


Intake of the flaxseed is associated with the demise in the occurring of the breast cancer in the body. This is due to the presence of the Lignin’s in the flaxseed, which acts as the phytoestrogens (6).

6. Breast-feeding


Intake of the flaxseed is associated with the prolific production of the breast milk in the lactating women (7).

Although there is ad hock literature claiming the adverse effect of the intake of flaxseed in the breastfeeding mother.

7. Blood Pressure


Consumption of the flaxseed is associated with the reduction of the blood pressure in the human body. Consuming the scant amount of the flaxseed is beneficial in regulating blood pressure (8). 

8. Healthy Bone


The goodness of the minerals like calcium, magnesium innate in the flaxseed is beneficial to obtain the healthy bone. The role of the magnesium in obtaining the healthy bone is often neglected but the intake of the magnesium is claimed to produce series of health benefits.

Further, there are several types of research that claim the prevention of the osteoporosis by the intake of the flaxseed (9).

9. Cancer


The intake of the flaxseed is associated with the demise in the occurrence of cancer in the human body (10).
  
Due to the elimination of the cancer flaxseed is often refers to as cancer preventing food.

The occurrence of the cancer is on rising and recent research around the globe are pointing out the diet modification can prevent some forms of cancer.

10. Constipation


Traditionally flaxseed is used to cure constipation in the human body. This is due to the beneficial effect and the high fiber content of the flaxseed (11).
  
Constipation can create series of noisome and the severity varies with the age group.

11. Diabetes


Intake of the flaxseed is associated with the effective regulation of the glucose in the human body (12).
  
This beneficial effect is due to high content of the soluble fiber in the flaxseed.

12. Digestion


The goodness of the fiber innate and laxative property in the flaxseed is beneficial for the adequate digestion of the food (13).
  
The facilitation of the digestion of the food is the first step to lead the healthy life.

13. Eczema


Chronic inflammation and dryness in the skin is the characteristic of eczema. The goodness of the Omega 3 and 6 fat in the flaxseed is beneficial in the prevention of the eczema occurrence in the different individual (14).

14. Fertility


Moderate consumption of the flaxseed is associated with the boosting of the fertility. This beneficial effect is due to the hormonal balancing power of the flaxseed (15).
  

15. Fibroids


This is the tumor in the uterine lining. Consumption of the flaxseed is effective the combat against the fibroids (16).
  

16. Gout


Malfunction of the uric acid metabolism is associated with gout. Intake of the flaxseed is associated with the reduction in the production of the uric acid in the human body (17).
  

17. Inflammation


The potent anti-inflammatory property of the flaxseed is beneficial in the prevention of the inflammation in the human body (18).

18. Kidney Stones


The adequate content of the vitamin B 6 is beneficial in the prevention of the oxalates in the human body. The high oxalate level in the urine is associated with the occurrence of the kidney stones in the human body (19).
  

19. Liver


The optimum functioning of the liver is boosted by the intake of the flaxseed in the regular basis (20).
  

20. Pregnancy


Consumption of the moderate amount of the flaxseed is beneficial during pregnancy. This is due to the presence of the alpha linoleic acid (ALA) in the seed (21).

There is some research pointing out the adverse relation of the intake of the flaxseed and pregnancy.

Moderation is key to obtain the health benefits. Further, it is essential to abstain consuming the genetically modified flaxseed.

21. Prostate Cancer


The intake of the flaxseed is associated with the demise in the occurrence of the tumors in the human body. Due to this consumption of the flaxseed is often claimed to induce the protective benefit from the prostate cancer (22).

22. Reflux


The goodness of the flaxseed is beneficial in the prevention of the Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) (23).

Reflux can cause series of noisome effects depending upon the severity.

23. Sperm Count


Intake of the flaxseed is associated with the increase in the sperm count and mortality of the sperm (24).
  

Further, the goodness of the flaxseed is helpful in the prevention of the various sexual diseases.

24. Insomnia


Upon regular consumption, flaxseed can prevent insomnia (25).
  
Anyone starting the consume flaxseed might experience different scenario such as disturbance in the sleeping pattern. This adverse effect erases with the passage of time.

25. Skin


Consumption of the flaxseed is associated with the beneficial effect in the skin (26).
  

26. Thyroid


The intake of the flaxseed is associated with the adequate functioning of the thyroid gland (27).
  

27. Urination


Intake of the Flaxseed is claimed to reduce the urgency of the urinating is several individuals (28).

28. Peptic Ulcers


Intake of the flaxseed is associated with the effective cure for the peptic ulcers (29).

This is the prime reason why the flaxseed is often used in the remedy against the peptic ulcer.

29. Weight Loss


Regular consumption of the flaxseed is associated with the effective regulation of the weight in the body. This is due to the beneficial effect such as boosting the metabolism by the intake of the flaxseed (30).

There is no precise mechanism for the weight loss. There are researchers pointing out the association of the intake of the omega oil and weight loss due to the ability of the omega oil to carry fat molecule in the place where it can be used as energy.

30. Heart


The goodness of the innate potassium followed by series of the beneficial effect upon the consumption of the flaxseed. Intake of flaxseed is associated with the adequate functioning of the heart.

There are several types of research pointing out the demise in the occurrence of the flaxseed and the intake of the flaxseed (31).
  

Side Effects



Massive consumption of the flaxseed is associated with the bowel obstruction, Diarrhea, and much gastrointestinal disturbance. These necessitate moderate consumption of the flaxseed.

 Allergies


There are cases of the allergic reaction upon the consumption of the flaxseed. Some of the allergic reaction on consumption the flaxseed is itchy eyes, nausea, vomiting, itchy palm, etc. are the common symptoms (32).

Bloating


The increase in the bowel movement by the intake of the flaxseed can cause the bloating (33).



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