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How and for what to use flax seeds

Flax seeds have long been famous for their beneficial properties for the human body. The most common product from it is flaxseed oil, but the seeds in their natural form are more beneficial. The array of their effects on the body is so wide that a separate diet of flax seeds has been invented.

Benefits

Flax seeds in their natural form are a sheer benefit to the human body.

They contain omega-3 and omega-6 polyunsaturated acids helping to break down fats and lower cholesterol levels. Fiber and pectins remove toxins, thin the blood, and cleanse the body. Besides, they contain natural antioxidants like vitamins A and E, as well as selenium, potassium, and iron.

Consequently, it is a dietary supplement which will greatly enrich your diet.

How to use and store: the whole truth about flax seeds

To maximally benefit from flax seeds, you have to ground them before use. To do so, you can use a blender, coffee or spice grinder.

It is recommended to grind flax seeds right before consumption, keeping in mind a very important aspect: they contain polyunsaturated acids, which when combined with oxygen and exposed to high temperatures lose their beneficial properties and may even cause harm to the human body. Therefore, it is crucial to store flax seeds in a dark, cool place, and when ground, they should be immediately consumed.

Crushed seeds can be eaten independently, 30 minutes before a meal, chewed and washed down with water, or added to cereals, soups or salads as a dietary supplement to enhance the healthy properties of the dish and enrich it with vitamins.

Flax seeds for weight loss: recipes

There are many recipes based on flax seeds for losing weight.

As they are capable of cleansing the intestines and removing toxins, the weight loss occurs naturally, not due to exhausting diets but natural body cleansing. The effect of such a weight loss diet is usually not so quick, but the result is better maintained and persists for a longer time.

If you want to keep to a diet of flax seeds, aiming at losing weight, try to remember a few simple recipes.

  1. Kefir with flax seeds

Mix 1 tablespoonful of ground flax seeds with one glass of kefir. Because of their nutrient compounds, they will help your body become sated, suppressing food cravings. So, such kefir can even replace breakfast or dinner. Naturally achieved lower food consumption will lead to weight loss. Moreover, vitamins and minor elements, contained in flax seeds, will help you do it without harming your health.

  1. Flax jelly

Pour over a tablespoonful of ground flax seeds with two cups of boiling water and infuse them for 3 to 4 hours. The thick infusion which looks like jelly is usually sweetened with honey, cinnamon, sugar, or fruits ground with sugar to make its taste more pleasant. This kind of jelly will help you cleanse your intestines in a gentle, natural way, ensuring its normal functioning and improving metabolic processes.

  1. Flax seeds broth

Pour over a tablespoonful of flax seeds with two glasses of water and boil it on a slow fire for half an hour. Then, wrap the pan containing the broth with a warm blanket and leave it like this to cool down. Take a glass of this broth on an empty stomach every day during a month. To make it tastier, you can add some honey or lemon juice. The infusion will help you comprehensively cleanse your body, allowing you to lose excess weight and stay fit for a long time.

Thus, by adding one of the offered recipes to your diet, you will not only lose weight but also completely cleanse your body, making it stronger.

Where to buy

Flax seeds are now quite a popular product that can be bought in almost any supermarket or organic food department. Surely, it is necessary to look for quality. Ground flax seeds or flour are not as useful as whole seeds. We can say the same about flaxseed oil. You can store it for a very limited time in a dense and dark, preferably ceramic container protecting it from sunlight. In any other container, the oil quickly loses all its benefits

To provide you with the maximum benefit from your diet, the August-Kiy Company added flax seeds to each круп в пакетиках для варки ТМ «Август». Therefore, when buying cereals of this brand, you get the opportunity to enrich your diet dishes with vitamins and minor elements, as well as cleanse your body in a simple and natural way.