Flaxseed and Weight Loss
Flax seeds are one of the most nutrient dense crops that have more recently been recognized as a health food. They are a rich source of fiber, omega-3’s, and lignans. The unique nutritional benefits of flax has created an interest in the correspondence between flaxseeds and weight loss. Studies have shown that flaxseeds contain beneficial compounds that interact positively with our gut microbiome. These interactions are beneficial to our health and weight.
How Can Flaxseed Help with Weight Loss
- Rich Source of fiber
Fiber is known for flowing our digestion and bulking our stool allowing for our bodies to feel fuller for longer. Since flax seeds are a main source of fiber, when added to our diet we will be satiated for longer. Causing us to lower our calorie consumption intuitively.
- Essential Fatty Acids
Omega 3 fatty acids are an essential part of our cell membrane structure. Flax are abundant with these essential fatty acids, which help balance our metabolisms and reduce inflammation.
- High in antioxidants-Lignans
Although antioxidants do not have a direct correlation with weight loss they do enhance cell function as our bodies burn fat. Intake of flaxseed, a rich source of lignans, have been studied for treatment of obesity, diabetes, thrombosis, viral infections and cancer.
Flaxseeds are a superior superfood due to their nutritional properties. A great and easing way to introduce flax to your diet is by using flax milk. Consuming flax milk will add an extra boost of fiber to your coffee, breakfast, or smoothie! You will also benefit from all the other nutrients flax seeds contain. Malibu Mylk uses whole ground flax seeds because our bodies can more easily absorb maximum amounts of the essential fats, proteins and dietary fiber in flax.
Check out our Flax to the Max Super Smoothie and more on our recipe page to jump start your weight loss journey!