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FLAX SEEDS -It is preferable to lightly roast and then cold press the flaxseeds before being freshly ground for consumption in powder form. - This shall help to deliver the additional nutritional benefits of the alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) - An Omega-3 fatty acid important in maintaining good cardiovascular health - Higher ALA is generally associated with a decreased risk of heart diseases. - The concentration of inflammation fighting/Cholesterol-reducing lignin’s and the fiber from the seed helps in weight loss as well . FLAXSEEDS HELP TO: • Reduce blood levels of cholesterol - including the so called” bad” LDL-Cholesterol • Decrease blood levels of triglycerides , another potential risk factor for heart disease • Slows absorption of sugar from food, slowing blood sugar spikes during digestion • Increase blood levels of EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid), the Omega-3 fatty acid that boosts mood and fights inflammation. • Relieves constipation. • Maintains a healthy ratio of estrogen to progesterone during the menstrual cycle in pre –menopausal women • Helps manage physiological and mental stress • Helps treat depression. • Some research suggests that omega-3s may help protect against Alzheimer's disease and dementia, and have a positive effect on gradual memory loss linked to ageing • Can curb rheumatoid arthritis stiffness and joint pain. Omega-3 supplements also seem to boost the effectiveness of anti-inflammatory drugs. • DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) appears to be important for visual and neurological development in infants and baby development. A Dietician consultation can be a good way to find a best way and learn about consumption of fats with rationale and fine tune your eating habits for a positive shift in health status. Tip of the Day – You can add the roasted powdered seeds-1/2 a spoon to you curds, dal or roti or just chew roasted seeds 1 spoon after your meals or accompany it with the mid meal fruit you take . Priyanka Khandelwal’s Diet Planet – the Online Diet Clinic is just a Click away to help you!!! I am happy to address any Q’s you may have to lead a healthy lifestyle!!!
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