Roarganics Philippines

Roarganics Brown Flax Seeds

₱870 ₱970

Flax seeds (a.k.a linseeds), give an abundant plant-based source of omega-3 fatty acids and fiber.

Used in Ayurvedic medicine and in making textiles since ancient times, flax seeds have evolved and become the superfood we now know to combat constipation, diabetes, heart disease, high cholesterol, and cancer, to name a few.

Flax seeds’ health-giving nutrients include lignans, fiber, plant-based protein, antioxidants, and polyunsaturated fats, like alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) and omega-3 fatty acids.

Brown flax seeds have a nuttier, toastier, and bolder taste compared to golden flax seeds which have a slightly sweeter and buttery taste. 

Brown and golden flax seeds both give the same health benefits to the body. However, brown flax seeds have higher antioxidant content than golden flax seeds. On the flipside, brown flax seeds have higher monounsaturated fatty acids and lower polyunsaturated fatty acids. So if you’re getting enough omega-3 fatty acids from other foods you consume, brown flax seeds would be a good supplement to add to your daily diet due to their high antioxidant properties.

Two tablespoons of flax seeds give a beneficial serving of:

  • protein (3 grams)
  • carbohydrate (4 grams)
  • fiber (4 grams)
  • omega-3 fatty acids and ALA (6 grams)
  • phosphorus (100 milligrams)
  • magnesium (60 milligrams)
  • potassium (120 milligrams)

HEALTH BENEFITS OF FLAX SEEDS

Prevents Certain Cancers

High in omega-3 fatty acids, flax seeds have been found to reduce the risk of developing certain cancers.

Moreover, flax seeds contain lignans, antioxidants, that help slow down tumor growth by preventing them from creating new blood vessels.

Including flax seeds in the daily diet may help reduce the risk of developing breast cancer after menopause, according to a study. This is because lignans are also considered a type of phytoestrogens that function almost the same way as estrogens.

Improves Cholesterol and Heart Health

Intake of foods high in fiber and omega-3 fatty acids is associated with lowering cholesterol levels and improving heart health. Including them in our daily diet prevents the absorption of cholesterol in the intestines, reduces the level of bad cholesterol, and removes fat from the body.  

Lowers Blood Pressure

Studies reveal that taking four tablespoons of flax seeds in an everyday diet may significantly lower blood pressure and eventually prevent the risk of having a stroke and heart disease.

Stabilizes Blood Sugar Levels

Studies show that taking flax seeds may lower blood sugar levels and prevent insulin resistance because of their soluble fiber. Those with type-2 diabetes would do well eating flax seeds.

Foods that are high in soluble fiber slow down the absorption of sugar in the blood, thereby regulating blood sugar levels more effectively.

Helps Manage Weight

Several studies prove that mixing flax seeds in drinks helps reduce the feeling of hunger due to its high soluble fiber content. Furthermore, it slows down digestion and helps one feel full longer, thereby managing weight and reducing body mass index (BMI), including belly fat. Likewise, flax seeds prevent constipation and promote bowel regularity.

Relieves Arthritis Pain

The alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) in flax seeds helps relieve joint pain and stiffness usually associated with arthritis and even lupus.

Highlights:

  • High in omega-3 fatty acids, alpha-linolenic acid, and linolenic acid
  • High insoluble fiber
  • Prevents cancer
  • Lowers cholesterol levels
  • Manages blood sugar level and weight
  • Promotes heart health

Suggested Use:

  • Ground flax in before use
  • Use as an egg substitute. Soak 1 tbsp ground flax in 1 cup water. Replaces 2 eggs in baking.
  • Use in any dressing.
  • Bake in bread and all kinds of pastries

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