Flaxseed is a plant-based food that contains fibre, antioxidants, and healthy fat. It is referred to as a "functional food" by certain individuals, which suggests that someone can eat it to improve their health. Ancient Egypt and China both had flax cultivation going on. It has been used in Ayurvedic treatment in Asia for countless years. People frequently believe that a diet must be bland in order to be effective for weight loss. But did you know that you can use nuts and seeds to make delectable dishes as well? For instance, it is simple to make tasty dishes that are packed with flavour and advantages using the little brown flaxseeds. These seeds are loaded with mucilage, a fibre that experts claim reduces appetite and avoids harmful snacking. It has been proven that adding 1 tablespoon of flax seeds to a diet will help people lose weight. 

Here are 6 delicious delicacies that you can cook with flax seeds without sacrificing your taste-

Flax Seeds Tea

This tea is delicious and healthy. Add 2 cups of water, 1 tablespoon of flaxseed powder, and 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon powder. Boil the ingredients for 4 to 6 minutes. After straining, add some honey to it and serve hot. Flaxseed tea can aid with heart illness, heart obstruction, stomach issues, skin, hair, and other issues. Flaxseeds support the growth of the stomach's beneficial bacteria and aid in maintaining a streamlined, healthy digestive tract.

Flaxseed and Yoghurt

Add 2 tablespoons of flaxseeds or flaxseed powder to a bowl of yoghurt. You may this eat for breakfast. Mix the ingredients thoroughly and you may also add some fresh fruit on top. This is one of the healthy breakfasts that is creamy, fruity, nutty and on top of that delicious. It is a power-packed meal that has all the goodness of yoghurt, fruits, nuts and flax seeds. It is a perfect way to kick-start your day.

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Flaxseed Water

Soak 1 tbsp of flaxseed in a glass of water overnight.  Drink it the following morning on an empty stomach. For best effects, consume it two to three times a week. Flaxseeds water is a good way to lose weight as all the nutrients of the flaxseeds are absorbed by the water. Drinking this first in the morning will help you get rid of the bloating and some extra pounds. 

Flaxseed Smoothie

Add 1 cup curd, 2 tablespoons flaxseed, 2-4 strawberries, 1 frozen banana, and 1/2 mango to a blender jar. Blend all the ingredients well and serve cold. This smoothie is a filling beverage that will not only satiate your cravings but will also soothe your taste buds. It has all the delectable flavours of strawberries, mangoes and bananas. This smoothie is a package of taste and health.

Flaxseed Wrap

Add 1 cup of flaxseed, salt, red pepper flakes, coriander leaves, and warm water to a blender and mix it well. Make a wrap using parchment paper and a rolling pin. Use the least amount of olive oil possible when cooking it in a non-stick pan. You can layer the wrap with sliced onion, capsicum, and any additional vegetables of your choice. Top it up with some sauce or hummus. Serve fresh.

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Flaxseed Semolina Cheela

Add 1 cup semolina, 1/2 cup flaxseed powder, 1.5 cups curd or buttermilk, salt, 1/2 tsp turmeric powder, and 1 cup each of chopped onion, carrot, and capsicum to a mixing bowl. Mix thoroughly and give the batter 10 to 20 minutes to rest. To make a cheela, pour the batter onto a greased pan and cook it on both sides. Serve alongside chutney. This is quite a healthy dish that never compromises on taste and nutrients. You can have it for breakfast or as a snack.