We love flax seeds. Like, a lot. And because the majority of our NutraCleanse™ mixture is comprised of flax seeds, we feel we know enough about it to write a book.
(But instead, we’ll write a blog post.)
So why is flax seed so awesome? There are countless reasons, but we’re going to pick just 5. So here are the top 5 health benefits flax seeds (in our opinion):
Health Benefits of Flax Seeds
Flax Seeds are Full of Fibre
Most people have probably heard of this. But we’re talking about LOTS of fibre. In fact, only 3 tbsp. has 8 grams of fibre–1/3 soluble and 2/3 insoluble–that’s 1/4 of the average daily fibre intake recommendation! And fibre is important. Its role in cultivating a happy and healthy digestive system is appreciated by many, and fibre helps to lower blood sugar.
Flax Seeds are Teeming with Essential Fatty Acids
Flax seeds are full of Omega 3 fatty acids–essential nutrients that your body does not make on its own. (Hence, essential.) In fact, just one 1/3 cup or 30 g serving of Nutracleanse™ provides approximately 5500 mg of Omega 3, and 1250 mg of Omega 6 polyunsaturated fatty acids. These essential fatty acids are important for brain health, as well as for keeping healthy skin and nails.
Flax Seeds Have More Protein than You Think
Yup–flax seeds contain protein. Vegetarians are correct when they insist that protein does not need to come from strictly animal-based sources!
Flax Seeds are Full of Vitamins and Minerals
Vitamins and minerals such as:
- 30% Vitamin B1 RDA (*recommended daily allowance)
- 35% Manganese RDA
- 30% Magnesium RDA
- 20% Phosphorus RDA
- 10% Selenium RDA
- Flax seeds also contain a good amount of vitamin B6, iron, potassium, zinc, and copper.
Flax Seeds Have Tons of Random Benefits
Aside from the obvious health benefits above, here are some more interesting facts about flax seeds:
- They promote weight loss
- They are low in carbohydrates
- They help lower cholesterol
- They are gluten-free
- They are high in antioxidants
- Studies have shown that flax seeds may help decrease the risk of developing breast cancer
- They may have a positive effect on menopause symptoms
Guess what else? Flax seeds’ nutrients are more easily absorbed when they are consumed pre-ground, instead of being consumed whole. And that’s what we do with our NutraCleanse™! We grind our mixture to bring out the very best chance for nutrient absorption.