How can linseed help you to become healthier 17-01-2020

How can linseed help you to become healthier 17-01-2020

What is linseed?

The last few years linseed gained a lot of media attention and can be found nowadays in most big supermarket or health shop. This article is meant to help you decide for yourself if linseeds is something to add to your diet plan. We will  clarify some of the major health benefits of adding linseed to your diet plan.

Linseed is a brown and flat seed, harvested from the flax flower ‘Linum usitatisimum’. It is one of the oldest fiber crops in the world and next to this also one of the most common “super foods”. Linseed is mainly produced in China, Germany, the United States of America, India, Kazakhstan and Russia. Linseed is rich in vitamins, minerals,  fibers and essential omega-3 acids. Because of this, linseed is a great addition to a healthy diet.

One spoonfull of linseed contains:

  • 152 calories
  • 7.8 gram fiber
  • 5.2 gram protein
  • 6.5 gram monounsaturated fatty acids
  • 6.5 gram omega-3
  • 1.7 gram omega-6
  • 31% of  vitamine B-1
  • 28% of magnesium

 Health benefits of linseed

What health benefits does this diet of linseed have?

1.It improves digestion.

The insoluble fiber in linseed has a beneficial effect on digestion. These fibers help support detoxification (due to good intestinal bacteria) and gives a feeling of fullness, reducing the craving for sugar.

2.It lowers the risk of diabetes type 2 and heart and vascular diseases.

Because of the high Omega 3- acids, linseed  lowers the risk of chronical diseases like diabetes and heart and vascular diseases.

3.It lowers the risk of prostate, colon and breast cancer.

Linseed contains lignans. Lignans work like antioxidants and can lower the chance of cancer developments and prevent the development of new blood vessels in a tumor.

4.It lowers cholesterol levels.

Linseed has a positive effect on cholesterol levels, especially at men. The unsaturated fats in linseed cause for a an increase in HDL cholesterol and lowers the bad LDL cholesterol levels.

5.Linseed is good for your skin, hair and nails.

ALA.linseed prevents the skin from drying out and flaking because of the essential fats and vitamin-B. A diet of linseed even helps  diminish acne and other red spots on the skin.

At Dipasa we hope the above contributes in answering  some questions you may have about linseed.

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