How To Include Flax Seeds In Your Daily Diet
- Preeti Deepa
Updated : January 20, 2022 05:01 IST
Flax seeds are filled with essential nutrients and have immense health benefits. Here are some ways to include flax seeds in your basic daily diet.
Looking for a rich source of plant-based omega-3 fats? Flax seeds are what you need. With 1.3 grams of protein, two grams of carbohydrates, two grams of fiber, and 37 calories in just one tablespoon, flax seeds are one of the most essential additions to your diet. Get off the horns of the dilemma and add flax seeds to your daily diet now.
Smoothies are the perfect breakfast option if you are a health freak. Add a tablespoon of flax seeds to your smoothie while blending to give it a nutty taste and pack it with more nutrition. This will also keep your gut healthy for the rest of the day as flax seeds improve digestion.
- Salad dressing
Flax seeds go perfectly with salads as they give them a textural and flavour variation. You can add flax seeds to your salad dressing and sprinkle some on your salad as well. This will make salad rich in omega-3 fats and extra fiber.
Add flax seeds to your regular breakfast cereal to prep you up for the day. You can either add ground flax seeds or whole seeds to your cereal to make it more nutritious.
- Flax egg
You can substitute eggs with flax seeds in your baked goodies. You need to grind the flax seeds, add water to them and add the mixture to your cake/cookies/bread batter. You can also sprinkle some flax seeds on top of them to charge them with more nutrition.
- Flax seeds raita
Add ground or whole flax seeds to curd, add some veggies and make raita to go with your lunch. Your body will receive essential probiotics and omega-3 fats along with all the other nutrients. Your raita will also have a nutty texture and flavour after adding flax seeds.
Flax seeds are a nutty delight with an abundance of nutrients and health benefits. Daily intake of at least one tablespoon of flax seeds can lower cholesterol levels, improve digestion, balance blood sugar levels, and lower undesirable fats in the bloodstream. And who doesn’t want a tablespoon full of nutrients, unique flavor, and texture? Put on your skates now, get flax seeds from your nearest grocery store and savour the flavour of each mouthful.