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Published on 24 Nov 2022

What are some Health Benefits of Flaxseeds?


One of the world’s oldest crops is flaxseed which provides a good amount of protein, fiber, and omega-3 fatty acids. According to research, there are many health benefits of flaxseed as it may help lower the risk of some cancers, help support a healthy weight, and lower cholesterol and blood pressure. It has a mild, nutty flavor and crisp, crunchy consistency, and is a versatile ingredient that can improve the taste and texture of almost any recipe.

Health Benefits of Flaxseeds:

1. May Improve Cardiovascular Health

Flax seeds may help manage heart health in several ways, mainly by reducing risk factors for heart disease, like lowering blood pressure. improving cholesterol levels and preventing strokes. It has been observed that flax seeds may help in lowering blood pressure, especially when taken for 12 weeks or more. Also, flax seeds are a good source of healthy fats called alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) that may help prevent stroke.

2. May Support Digestive Health

Flaxseed is said to be a key nutrient for digestive health. Four tablespoons of flax seeds may deliver 27% of the daily recommended intake of fiber. Fiber may help improve digestion by regulating bowel movements, reducing the risk of hemorrhoids, and lowering the risk of colorectal cancer. Moreover, flax seeds contain both soluble and insoluble fiber, each of which may help improve bowel movements in slightly different ways.

3. May Help Reduce Cancer Risk

Flaxseed are known to be rich in lignans, which are plant compounds that have been examined for their potent cancer-fighting properties. These seeds may help boast 75–800 times more lignans than other plant foods. It has been observed that flaxseed intake may lower the risk of breast cancer, particularly for postmenopausal women. It is Also known that flaxseed may help protect against colorectal, skin, blood, and lung cancer.

4. May Support Weight Management

Flax seed intake into your diet may help with healthy, sustainable weight management due to its soluble fiber content. The soluble fiber called mucilage when combined with water, forms a gel-like consistency helps to slow down how quickly food passes through your stomach in order to keep you fuller for longer. Also, eating whole flax seeds is associated with significant reductions in both body weight and waist measurement.

5. May Help Against Chronic Disease

Flax seeds are said to be rich in health-protective antioxidants called polyphenols. Polyphenols act as bodyguards for our cells, protecting them from damage that could ultimately lead to cancer, aging, and chronic diseases, including heart disease.

6. May stabilize your blood sugar levels

Flaxseeds contain ALA, a certain type of healthy fat that may help manage pre-diabetes. ALAs, may appear to regulate blood sugar levels and enhance insulin sensitivity, both of which may lower the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Summary

There are many health benefits of flaxseeds as it is packed with nutrients, including omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, and healthy plant compounds like lignans. Arjuna Natural has been harnessing the power of active nature through science to create the world’s leading botanical extracts for over three decades. Their Omega-3 products are no exception, they are the largest manufacturer of Omega-3 fatty acids in India. They derive their range of these essential extracts from the more popular marine sources such as fish. Further, they have also developed innovative ways to extract high-quality Omega-3 from plant flaxseed for those seeking vegetarian alternatives.

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