Flax seeds

Flax seeds were used by Mesopotamia as early as 5000 BC. Ave. BC, and the Latin name of flax seed (Linum usitatissimum L.) means „very useful”. So what’s good about them? Since ancient times, flax seed has been considered a „medicine” for many ailments. And it is not surprising, because these small seeds contain a lot of useful substances – antioxidants, minerals, vitamins. The list of wonderful properties of flax seeds can be long, because they are worth it.

Flax seeds contain valuable polyunsaturated fatty acids such as omega-3, omega-6 and omega-9, without which the normal functioning of the body is simply impossible. These seeds are especially rich in omega-3 fatty acids – even more than fish oil. In addition, many of the fibers in flaxseeds contain vitamins A, E, and F, and lignan, a „plant hormone” that is thought to prevent cancer. Recent research has shown that flax seeds are an active sorbent that is much more effective than all known activated carbons. These seeds are a strong sorbent, which differs from others in that it does not destroy cells and works safely. Flax seeds compensate for the lack of selenium in the body. Selenium protects the body from free radicals, harmful particles that cause oncological diseases.

Collecting toxins, flax seeds remove them from the body, improve the digestive tract and normalize metabolism. It is an excellent source of and protein. When consumed with food, flaxseeds secrete mucus that helps protect our digestive tract from ulcers, gastritis and other inflammations. According to doctors, due to the high amount of mucus, flax seeds are emollients that have a protective effect against irritation and inflammation in the mucous membrane of the esophagus and the digestive tract.

These seeds stimulate bowel activity, help prevent constipation and obesity. In the large intestine, the seeds swell and relieve constipation, facilitating the elimination of the remains of digested food. Flax seeds increase the secretion of digestive juices and secretions in the pancreas. At the same time, they help normalize insulin and reduce blood sugar. Flax seeds help to improve brain function and restore vision cells in the brain, increase the body’s resistance to diseases. They also have a positive effect on the skin and are used in the cosmetic industry.