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How To Include Flaxseed In Your Diet

Written By Latika Gupta

How To Include Flaxseed In Your Diet

The convenient size and mild flavor of flaxseeds makes it easier to incorporate in meals while making them enjoyable as well. Here are some ways in which flaxseeds can be a part of your daily diet.

When it comes to meeting your daily nutritional requirements through natural resources, flaxseed is one of the first sources that will cross your mind. The nutritional composition of flaxseeds is two third of protein and fiber while remaining one-third is oil. One tablespoon of flaxseeds contains around 36 calories, 1800 mg Omega 3 fatty acids, 1.6gms of protein and 2.2gms of fiber. 

The omega 3 fatty acids present in flaxseeds can help in managing the blood sugar and blood pressure levels, help manage the symptoms of menopause, alleviate the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and can also prevent some cancer cells from damaging the body. The existence of soluble fiber in flaxseeds has been associated with lowering of cholesterol levels.

Adding 1 to 3 tablespoons of flaxseeds in your daily diet can bring numerous health benefits but the question is how to actually include them in your diet?

Well, the convenient size and mild flavor of flaxseeds make it easier to incorporate in meals while making them enjoyable as well. Here are some ways in which flaxseeds can be a part of your daily diet. 

Sprinkle Flaxseeds On Your Whole Grain Cereals 

Whole grain cereals like oats are also often referred as superfoods for weight loss. They are also natural appetite suppressants thus reducing hunger.Sprinkling a spoon full of flaxseeds on your daily whole grain breakfast cereal will not only increase its overall satiating level but will also increase its nutritional value. The golden ground flaxseeds on whole oatmeal and your choice of fruits make for a perfect breakfast to start your day on a healthy note. This will give you the substantial amount of fiber which will further promote slow digestion and absorption, thus keeping you feel full for longer. 

Add Nutty Flavor To Your Salads

Those who are much inclined towards staying fit or just want to lose weight love to include healthy salads in their diet. Salads are great for weight loss as they are low on calories meter and pack sizable amount of healthy fats and protein coming from vegetables. Adding whole brown flaxseeds to salads will add taste and texture to the salads which will be similar to that of nuts or sunflower seeds. 

Drop Some In Your Yogurt 

Adding yogurt to your diet on regular basis can help in reducing hunger, increasing fullness and control overeating throughout the day. Greek yogurt is naturally rich in proteins, calcium, probiotics and other nutritional contents, which can be doubled by adding flaxseeds to it. They will add a whopping amount of omega 3 fatty acids, thus making it all the more nutritional. Try coarsely grounded golden whole flaxseeds with Greek yogurt. 

Blend In Your Smoothies

A well-prepared smoothie can be your sure shot way to weight loss, which can also be your go-to drink for a multitude of antioxidants and phytonutrients that can improve your body’s disease-fighting abilities. You can make your smoothie an excellent way to add flaxseeds to your diet to further promote your weight loss goals. Just add 1 to 2 tablespoons of flaxseeds in your smoothie mix at the time of blending for an additional dose of protein, fiber, and healthy fats. 

While these ways are actually very simple and try worthy to have whole flaxseeds, but if you are not too sure about it then taking flaxseed oil or flaxseed supplements can definitely be your alternative method for enjoying the goodness of flaxseeds. 

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