Recently, adding flax seeds to all sorts of dishes has become very popular. A healthy lifestyle in the trend, and a proper and balanced diet is difficult to imagine without this product. Nevertheless, to use flax seeds in large quantities is not always worth it, in addition, there are a number of contraindications.
Flax seeds contain nutrients that strengthen the body and help prevent many diseases:
Calcium, phosphorus and magnesium.It’s no secret that calcium and phosphorus have a beneficial effect on the condition of bones and teeth, improve metabolism. Magnesium, in turn, controls the work of enzymes in the body, and its deficiency adversely affects, above all, the work of the brain and the heart.
Vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6, B9 – contribute to the normal transformation of food into energy, improve the functioning of the thyroid gland, the visual apparatus, have a beneficial effect on the skin, normalize metabolism and even strengthen the nervous system.
Vitamin A, which is responsible for the condition of the skin. With a lack of vitamin A, dry skin and hair are observed, respectively – fragility, premature aging (expressed by early wrinkles), loss of skin elasticity.
Vitamin C, or ascorbic acid prevents the penetration of various infections into the body, strengthens the circulatory system, helps the body absorb such an element as iron, promotes the growth of bone cells.
Vitamin E acts as a lipid solvent, thus normalizing metabolism. Vitamin E deficiency is characterized by anemia (low hemoglobin).
Fiber, the use of which is welcomed, above all, by nutritionists, since this substance improves the metabolism and the gastrointestinal tract as a whole, is used in the fight against constipation. In addition, fiber removes toxic substances from the body, as well as can lower cholesterol levels.
Fatty acids (Omega-3, Omega-6, Omega-9) are important for a balanced diet, they are responsible for the condition of hair and nails. Note, fatty acids are also found in olive oil.
Besides the fact that flax seeds have a tonic effect on the body, they will be especially useful for those who need to get rid of extra kilograms, improve the functioning of blood vessels, strengthen the immune system, improve vision, regulate the liver, cleanse the body, normalize fertility, improve potency.
Given that flax seeds improve fertility and help the body cope with menopause, they are advised to use women, as well as children, the elderly and those who have weakened immunity due to past illnesses and / or surgical interventions.
To whom and in what cases it is impossible to use flax seeds:
- Allergy sufferers – I mean allergy to flax; inflammations of the intestines and persistent, loose stools;
- in the case of kidney stones;
- in case of iodine deficiency, as flax seeds impede its absorption;
- women with uterine myoma;
- pregnant women.
You should also monitor the body’s response to the use of flax seeds. If you notice bloating and / or other unpleasant symptoms, you should limit the use of the product and consult with your doctor.
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