It’s always a tasty extra addition to your breakfast cereal, whether it’s muesli, porridge, or a natural yogurt, but did you realise that Flaxseed is classed as the new wonder food? Preliminary studies show that it may help fight heart disease, diabetes and breast cancer! We have this as a breakfast “sprinkling” option in our Park Restaurant for your added enjoyment.
Some call it one of the most powerful plant foods on the planet. There’s some evidence it may help reduce your risk of heart or coronary disease, strokes or even cancer! That’s quite a tall order for a tiny seed that’s been around for centuries.
Flaxseeds have been cultivated for centuries, and contains all sorts of healthy components – what are the Health Benefits for you of consuming the healthy Flaxseed option?
1.High in Fibre, very Low in Carbs
Flax is very high in fiber, which can aid in colon detoxification, fat loss and the reduction of sugary cravings. Adults should aim to eat up to 40g of High Fibre foods on a daily basis.
2. Weight Loss
Flaxseeds and Walnuts can improve obesity and support weight loss. As Flax is full of very healthy fats and fibre, you will feel fuller for longer, reduce unhealthy food cravings, leading to weight loss. You can also add ground Flaxseeds to soups, salads or smoothies for a twist!
3. Lower Cholesterol
By adding flax to your diet you can reduce cholesterol levels naturally. The soluble fibre content of flaxseeds trap fat in the digestive system and stop it from being absorbed.
4. Flaxseeds are Gluten Free
Flax seeds are great for those who have Coeliac disease or have a gluten sensitivity.
5. Excellent for Digestive Health
The biggest health benefits for Flaxseed are the ability to promote digestive health. Flax can protect the lining of the digestive tract and can eradicate gut inflammation, and beneficial for people with bowel diseases. Take flaxseed oil with carrot juice to naturally relieve constipation and cleanse waste from your system.
6. Flaxseeds are High in Antioxidants (Ligans)
Lignans are unique fiber-related polyphenols that provide us with antioxidant benefits for anti-aging, hormone balance and cellular health. They help the growth of probiotics in the gut and can assist in removing candida and yeast from the body.
7. Healthy Skin and Hair
The healthy fats in Flaxseeds will benefit the skin and hair through the provision of essential fats together with vitamins which shall help curb flaky and dry skin. Flaxseeds can be mixed with essential oils and be used as moisturizer for skin.
8. Flaxseeds are high in Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Flaxseeds contain ALA, a type of omega-3 fat. ALA is considered a healthy fat and should always be included in a balanced diet.
9. Benefits in reducing risk of Cancer
Flax seed benefits include fighting breast, ovarian, prostate and colon cancer.
Who would have thought that simple seeds would so much health benefits? Make sure to Include Flaxseeds in your diet, and especially during your stay at the Killarney Park Hotel.