Flax seeds are tiny brown color seeds which are highly beneficial for skin and health. Many doctors recommend consumption of these seeds daily because they are one of the most nutrient dense foods. It is one of the richest vegetable sources of omega fatty acids. These are literally the store houses of antioxidants, omega 3 fatty acids, vitamin, minerals, manganese and many other nutrients. This tiny seed can work wonders. Consume about one or two tablespoons of flax seeds daily and you’ll see the difference in your health gradually.
Do you want to know the benefits that these tiny seeds have? Then read on to know more
Benefits For Health
Recent studies have discovered that flax seeds lower the risk of breast and prostate cancer. It has antioxidants and omega fatty acids that provide protection against heart diseases and cancer. It is highly known to increase the survival of breast cancer patients by stopping the tumor from forming new blood cells.
Prevents Cardiovascular Disease
If you include flax seeds in your daily intake they can help in preventing the hardening of the arteries. The omega fatty acids and amino acids present in the flax seeds help in keeping lower blood pressure. Flax seeds also help in treating an irregular heartbeat and protect the blood vessels from inflammatory damage.
Reduces Hot Flashes
This problem is most common among women, especially post-menopause. Flax seeds help in reducing these hot flashes considerably. Consuming 2 tablespoons daily is enough. Flax seeds are also helpful in managing the pre-menopausal and post-menopausal symptoms.
To prevent diabetes the sugar levels have to be kept in control. Flax seed is a lignan oriented food. Lignan oriented food helps in keeping the sugar levels under control. Research says that flax seeds when consumed regularly for 12 weeks by diabetes patients the insulin levels can be stabilized.
Deals With Cholesterol
Food can produce both good cholesterol and bad cholesterol. Bad cholesterol thickens the blood which affects the heart metabolism. Bad cholesterol harms the body and measures should be taken to control it. So to keep this at bay the food that has omega acids and lignan should be consumed and flax seeds are a good source of both of these nutrients. These will have a good impact on cholesterol levels of the body.
Flax seed helps in the better movement of food through our intestines with the help of fiber present in it. It contains two types of fiber: soluble and insoluble fiber. The soluble fiber present in flax seeds creates a gel like substance in the stomach by dissolving in water and helps in keeping the stomach full for longer time.
Omega acid is the key ingredient that fights with the inflammation in the body. Inflammation is often caused due to the deficiency of omega acids. As we know that flax seeds contain omega acids they can help in preventing inflammation by the production of two other omega 3 fatty acids.
Benefits For Skin
Prevents Skin Cancer
Flax seeds not only help in preventing breast cancer but also prevents skin cancer. Flax seeds protect the skin from sun exposure and fight the free radicals in the skin thereby preventing skin cancer.
No More Rashes
Flax seeds contain strong anti-inflammatory properties that can help in healing the damaged skin. So if you are facing inflammation and rashes then eating omega fatty acid rich food is necessary and flax seeds have a high amount of omega 3 fatty acid.
People believe that acne is hormonal and it will be gone as soon as you reach your twenties. No, that’s where they are wrong. Acne can follow throughout your life. To control the production of sebum that leads to acne flax seeds can be consumed. Just consuming acne or applying mask is a natural solution for acne rather than investing in various cosmetics and medications.
Retains The Moisture In Skin
Dry skin can lead to severe skin conditions. Several measures have to be taken in order to keep the skin hydrated and moisturized. Consumption of flax seeds can help in keeping the dryness at bay, producing oil and keeping the skin soft and smooth.
Face Packs Using Flax Seeds
Consuming 2 tablespoons of flax seed is enough to reap the health benefits. To enhance the beauty of your skin you can be a step ahead and use flax seeds in your face packs as well.
Flax Seeds And Egg Face Mask
This face pack is helpful in cleansing the skin. The ingredients you’ll need for this pack are 1 egg and 1 tbsp of grounded flax seeds.
Whisk the egg yolk and grated egg yolk until it forms into thick paste
Apply this mask on your face and neck
Rinse it off after letting it stay for 15 minutes with normal water.
Apply moisturizer after you are done with the whole process
Repeat it once a month for better skin
Flax Seed, Lemon And Honey Face Pack
This face pack can help in reducing acne. For this, you’ll need 1 tbsp of flax seeds, 1 tbsp of organic honey and 2 tsp of lemon juice.
Soak the flax seeds overnight in water
Next morning mash it up and add lemon juice and honey to it.
Apply the paste to the face and massage it gently into it.
Let it sit and dry off completely
Wash it off with normal water
Repeat this twice for best results
Flaxseed, Cinnamon And Yogurt Face Mask
This mask is ultimate for getting rejuvenated skin and moisturized skin. All you need is 1 tbsp grounded flaxseed, 1 tbsp of yogurt and 1 tsp of cinnamon powder.
Mix all the ingredients properly until you form a thick paste
Apply this evenly on freshly washed face and neck
Let it soak into skin for about 15 minutes
Rinse it off normally and pat dry your skin
Use this twice a week for younger skin.
Flax Seeds And Water For Firm Skin
For this pack, you’ll need 1 tbsp of flax seed, 1/3 cup of water and a bowl
Boil the water and add flax seeds to it and stir it well.
Cover the bowl with a cloth and let it be for 3 to 4 hours
Apply the thick paste on your face and let it dry
After it is dry apply the second layer and let it dry
Keep on doing the same process until you apply 4 to5 layers
Rinse off your face with regular water
Repeat it once in a week for a glowing and firm skin
Present your body with this amazing tiny seed and your body will thank you soon! You can easily get these in local market or supermarkets. Try it and ping us whether these packs were helpful or not.
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