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Flaxseed: You Need To Lose Weight

According to fitness experts, following a healthful diet and a regular exercise plan will help you lose weight faster. However, understanding the many dos and don’ts of the most acceptable weight loss activities and diet you follow is key to losing weight. In addition, you must add a few superfoods to your weight-loss plan.

Flaxseeds are one such superfood that most fitness professionals recommend to include in your diet.

How flax seeds can promote weight lose?

Abundant source of Omega 3 fatty acids

Flaxseeds are a great source of two essential fatty acids: Omega-3  and Omega-6, which cannot be produced in your body. These essential fatty acids are responsible for reducing inflammation. Flaxseeds are also a tremendous thermogenic source, which is the fat-burning compound.

Source of lignin

Lignans are a complex polymer present in the cell walls of many other plants. They are converted into enterolignans and help prevent diseases such as heart conditions. Lignans also have anti-cancer properties. For example, flaxseeds contain eight times more lignans than sesame seeds. Lignans also help with weight loss by lowering glucose levels.

High in fibre

Increasing the amount of fiber in your diet makes you feel fuller for longer. It also aids in the improvement of metabolism, digestion, and motility.

How to Lose Weight With Flax Seeds?

If you want to try flax seeds for weight loss, there are two methods to go about it. First, remember that everyone’s body reacts differently to flaxseed supplements, so your weight loss results may vary.

Bare in mind that flax seeds aren’t a miracle worker. Without a good dietary and physical activity plan, they won’t establish a calorie deficit on their own.

Flaxseed oral supplements

Oral flaxseed supplements contain pressed flaxseed oil and have less fiber than raw flax seeds, but are more convenient. You can take these supplements once per day to boost your weight loss plan.

Flaxseed weight loss drink

You may grind flax seeds yourself or buy ground flax seeds to prepare your flaxseed weight loss drink. This beverage may help you lose weight, feel fuller for longer, and improve your digestion.

Method:

  • 1 teaspoon flax seed, freshly ground (you can grind the seeds in advance and refrigerate them)
  • 1 wedge of lemon
  • 6–8 ounces boiling water

Stir the ground flaxseed into the heated water thoroughly. Squeeze the lemon wedge into your glass to add some taste and vitamin C to your drink. If you’re trying to lose weight, you can drink this once daily. Experts recommend roughly 2-4 tablespoons of flaxseeds per day for optimal weight loss. If you consume a lot of fiber from fruits, veggies, and whole grains, you should limit your flaxseed consumption.

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Flaxseed: You Need To Lose Weight

Precautions of Using flexseed

Before you start eating flax seeds to lose weight, consider a few things.

  • Flax seeds should not be eaten uncooked or unripe.
  • Supplements containing flaxseed should be avoided during pregnancy since they can induce hormonal adverse effects.
  • Make sure you’re getting lots of water in your system. If you don’t drink enough water while taking flaxseed supplements, your body won’t be able to effectively digest the additional fibre.

Benefits of flaxseeds

  • supporting a healthy kidney
  • cardiovascular support
  • lowering cholesterol
  • reducing risk of certain cancers
  • improving digestion

REFERENCE:

  1. Rezaei, S., Sasani, M., Akhlaghi, M., & Kohanmoo, A. (2020). Flaxseed oil in the context of a weight loss programme ameliorates fatty liver grade in patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease: A randomised double-blind controlled trial. British Journal of Nutrition, 123(9), 994-1002. doi:10.1017/S0007114520000318
  2. Allman MA, Pena MM, Pang D. Supplementation with flaxseed oil versus sunflowerseed oil in healthy young men consuming a low fat diet: effects on platelet composition and function. Eur J Clin Nutr. 1995 Mar;49(3):169-78. PMID: 7774533.

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