Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Flax seeds for the perfect flex

Flax seeds, also called linseeds are one of the most underestimated gluten-free superfoods. It has completely been neglected for the protein value it has, and is often replaced by other less nutritious foods that are more popular. Did you also know that flax seeds are the richest source of plant based Omega 3 fatty acids? So if you’re a vegetarian, they are the perfect option for you to keep your heart healthy. Besides this, it has a ton of other benefits that’ll surely make you want to switch to #HealthyAlternatives.

Flax seeds

Benefits of Flax Seeds

The perfect fiber-carb ratio
Flax seeds are high in fiber, helping you to improve your digestion system and prevent constipation. In case you’ve had too much Coffee, remember that your way out of this is Flax seeds.  It also has a low carb count and helps you satiate your hunger for a longer time so that you can stay fit.

As mentioned earlier, Flax seeds is a food, Good-For-Your-Heart because it is high in Omega 3 Fatty Acids that is needed to maintain a balanced diet. It doesn’t have any cholesterol and helps to naturally reduce your cholesterol levels.

Weight Loss
If you’re looking at starting a weight loss diet, Flax seeds should definitely be a part of it. Since it is full of healthy fats and fiber, it helps to keep your hunger satisfied for longer thereby reducing your calorie count. This way, you can use Flax Seeds as an excuse to miss out your gym sessions once a while.

Healthy Skin & Hair
Your beauty sleep is not enough for you to have the perfect skin and there is no shampoo that’ll ensure silky and smooth hair. If you’re looking for a remedy, Flax seeds are the perfect option. It is high in B vitamins and other essential fats that reduce dryness and flakiness. It can also improve the symptoms of acne and eczema. You could also use flax seed oil as a natural skin moisturizer.

Now that we’ve convinced you about why you should switch to #HealthyAlternatives like Flax seeds, here’s a quick recipe for a breakfast smoothie bowl that’ll help you start of your day energized!

healthy vitamin filled food

2 Tbsp Healthy Alternatives flax seeds
1 cup milk
1 cup chilled strawberries (sliced)
1/2 cup chilled bananas (sliced)
2 tsp Healthy Alternatives floral honey
Bowl of Healthy Alternatives almonds
Garnish: 2 strawberries and 2 bananas slices

1. Add strawberries, bananas, flax seeds and floral honey in milk, blend in a juicer till the mixture is smooth and frothy.
2. Pour equal quantities of the smoothie into 2 individual bowls.
3. Serve garnished with a strawberry and banana slice.

If you ever have a difficulty in finding anything healthy, just visit a Nature’s Basket store near you or log on to www.naturesbasket.co.in and pick your favourite #HealthyAlternatives. Also, you can shop from a wide range of Indian grocery online.

1 comment:

  1. Actually dry fruits have more advantages and more health benefits.I always shop online dry fruits and it is grate.I buy dry fruits online and enjoy shopping.