Do you know that our bodies do not produce Omega-3 fatty acids? And these are ESSENTIAL. Though non-vegetarians get these from fish, etc.; vegetarians need to FEED their bodies with this much required fat. And IT’S NOT FATTENING!
Flaxseeds also known as alsi k beej are the most concentrated non-animal source of Omega-3 fatty acids. These are easily available in the market but you need to look for the right ones while buying. They are available in 2 forms- yellow and golden brown. Yellow flaxseeds have lower nutritional properties as compared to golden brown flaxseeds.
It is very important to drink plenty of fluids while you consume flaxseeds and keep the consumption in check- 1000mg is enough. Also, ensure that you do not consume them with other nutritional supplements. If you take nutritional supplements with breakfast, keep these for lunch. Though, flaxseed supplements are also available in the market, I like to keep things natural. Grind them and mix with red chillies, garlic pods, curry leaves, etc. Sprinkle them on freshly cooked vegetables, dal or rice. They can be added to literally anything edible that you can think of- Sammiches, salads, smoothies, shakes, pancakes, etc.
Sufficing the headline of the blog post, flaxseeds are rich in Vitamin E. They provide nourishment to the hair roots, shaft and scalp, and expedite hair growth. They also prevent breakage, split ends and control hair loss.
Nutritional benefits: 100 g ground flaxseed contains 450 calories, 41g fat, 28g fiber and 20g protein
Unlike whole flaxseeds, ground flaxseeds are prone to oxidation and should be stored in tight containers in the refrigerator.