High Fiber Food - Flax Seeds

Written by Veneta   
Monday, 07 November 2011 21:38

High fiber food such as flax seed is not only rich in dietary fiber flax-seeds-weight-lossbut it’s famous with its abundances of micronutrients. That’s why flax seeds have become so popular lately. The other reason for using flax seeds is the fact that they contain very low amount of carbohydrates which makes them preferable food for weight loss and health maintenance.

Flax seeds are a perfect blend of essential fats and high fiber content. You will find also magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, vitamins B and protein, all vital to human health. There are three components that make flax seeds owning high reputation in the health industry:

  • Soluble and insoluble dietary fibers
  • Omega-3 fatty acids – for healthy heart
  • Lignans – plant estrogen and antioxidant properties

Flax Seeds Benefits

  • Balances blood sugar levels – great for those struggling with diabetes
  • Lowers bad cholesterol
  • Appetite suppressor
  • Strong antioxidant power – prevents from breast and prostate cancers
  • Assist in balancing women's hormones.

Flax Seed Side Effects

Excessive consumption of flax seeds without water could lead to constipation.

How to Eat Flax Seeds

Flax seeds are easy to eat with almost everything.The recommended daily amount is between 2 - 4 table spoons. I suggest you to start with one to two tablespoons of organic freshly grounded flax seeds so your body can adjuast to the fiber. You may add it to your morning cereal, protein shake, french toast or to a bowl of soup.

How Do Flax Seeds Help in Weight Loss

The presence of fibers in flax seeds makes them obviously beneficial for us. They create feeling of fullness in our stomach by bulking up within. Thus prevent from overeating because we are well satisfied after a meal. In addition the essential fats in flax seeds make the food retaining for longer in our digestive system. As a result we have better sugar levels.

Flax seeds have fewer calories than some other high fiber foods and at the same time we feel more energized by consuming them on a daily basis.

Tip: If you truly want to experience the benefit of fiber in weight loss add Proactol dietary supplement to your program.

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