About Flax Seeds
Flax seeds (Avisa Ginjalu (అవిస గింజలు) in Telugu) are rich in Omega 3 Fatty Acids, which have medicinal properties in balancing the HDL and LDL cholesterol. They have other medicinal benefits if included in daily diet. The next immediate questions that arise are
how to include it in our daily diet?
how much quantity?
Raw or Dry Roasted?
Whole or grounded into flour?
Can we grind it and keep it in a jar?
How long can we store it?
This slide show is to bring awareness to answer these questions. I prefer to have this Buttermilk from Monday to Friday as shown in this video. I attempted to sprinkle the raw grounded Flax seeds flour on to the curries, but felt that the recipe was becoming sticky on tongue. Secondly it was advised to consume this flour immediately after grounding and one should have adequate quantity of water too. Thus I felt mixing it with a glass of buttermilk and having it at the end of my meal is a good solution. Thus I'm successful in
including it in my daily diet
Consuming Freshly Raw Grounded Flax seeds flour
and taking adequate water along with flax seeds
Medicinal Benefits Believed (Following material is taken from Wikipedia)
Flax seeds contain high levels of dietary fiber as well as lignans, an abundance of micro-nutrients and omega-3 fatty acids.
Studies have shown that flax seeds may lower cholesterol levels, Initial studies suggest that flax seeds taken in the diet may benefit individuals with certain types of breast and prostate cancers. A study suggests that flax seed may stunt the growth of prostate tumors.
Flax may also lessen the severity of diabetes by stabilizing blood-sugar levels.
There is some support for the use of flaxseed as a laxative due to its dietary fiber content though excessive consumption without liquid can result in intestinal blockage. Consuming large amounts of flaxseed may impair the effectiveness of certain oral medications, due to its fiber content,
Flaxseed has shown to lower the concentration of pro-inflammatory oxylipins in humans as well as lower blood pressure in patients with peripheral arterial disease and high blood pressure.
Flax seeds come in two basic varieties: 1. brown; and 2. yellow or golden (also known as golden linseeds). Most types have similar nutritional characteristics and equal numbers of short-chain omega-3 fatty acids. The exception is a type of yellow flax called solin (trade name Linola), which has a completely different oil profile and is very low in omega-3 FAs. Flax seeds produce a vegetable oil known as flaxseed oil or linseed oil, which is one of the oldest commercial oils. It is an edible oil. In this recipe I have used Brown Flaxseeds.
At my Home we are having everyday this glass of Flax seeds Buttermilk since 2012, and believe to been benefited. Hope this recipe would be useful to you too
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