Flax seed is useful in preventing and treating many diseases (has strong anticancer effect, protects against heart disease, strokes and reduces the level of cholesterol and high blood pressure) and helps in the diet.
Recommended amounts of flax seed is 1 to 2 teaspoon per day. For a better absorption of flax seed is better to be minced and thus be added to ready meals, salads and so on.
Also very important is if we use flax seed to drink sufficient amount of water. Flax seed is a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins and contents phytoestrogens –numerous hormones whose chemical structure is similar to that of estrogen. Its thin husk is rich in cellulose fibers.
Flax seed also reduces the level of glucose in the blood, so it is very useful in stabilizing blood sugar and is recommended for persons who suffer from diabetes.
Consuming flax seed has a positive effect on mental state, thus reducing the risk of depression and helps with memory and learning.