What are Flax seeds?
These seeds come a plant: Flax. (Also known as Linum usitatissimum), which was quite common in the Ancient Egypt and highly cultivated around the world nowadays.
It was first introduced in the market as a strong source of fabric for clothes, with strings three times stronger than cotton!
Flaxseed Tea & Weight Loss
This tea is a good way to lose weight quickly and efficiently. Given its low-calorie formula with only 37 calories in 1 tablespoon, the tea functions as a good source of energy to start the day relaxed and not only that, since it’s high on fiber it helps you to feel satiated and happy with just a bit of food, preventing you from over eating as well.
As a plus, Flaxseed tea is one of the top sources of omega-3 fatty acids and the lignan in it can also help you to lose some pounds.
Somes ubstances in flaxseed may interact with some health conditions, for that reason please consult a specialist before including the tea as a regular item on your basic diet.
Dietary Fiber is a type of carbohydrate that our digestive systems can’t digest. It comes in two variants: soluble and insoluble. Flaxseeds are rich in dietary fiber of both kinds. When the soluble fiber, when in contact with the digestive juices and water, it forms a gel-like substance that lowers the colon’s food absorption which makes you feel full for longer periods of time. Meanwhile, insoluble fiber impulses the growth of gut bacteria that helps digestive health.After that, the bacteria starts digesting the soluble fiber which produces a chain of fatty acids which also increases your metabolic rate. After all that, insoluble fiber promotes bowel emptying
Essential Fatty Acids
There are two essential fatty acids, the first one is omega-3, also called alpha linolenic acid. The other one is omega-6, also called linoleic acid. They are called “essential” not only for their properties but because our bodies can’t produce them by themselves. We can only get these essential acids from the food we eat. Both acids can be found in flax seeds, after we ingest them they are transformed into phospholipids, which are integral parts of the cell membrane structure.
Also after we consume them, both acids can be turned into prostaglandin which is good for balancing the metabolism and helps reduce inflammation which also can induce weight gain by triggering a stress response. Flaxseed solves this situation providing you with the fatty acids you need to avoid this
Flaxseed Tea & Possible side effects
As a natural remedy, the tea is usually innocuous for everyone, how eversome warnings have been made around chronic usage of Flaxseed and the active ingredients on its formula.
Some subjects may have the following symptoms, as listed:
- Diarrhea: The tea may have a laxative effect causing meteorism (excessive gases) and abdominal pain
- Skin afflictions
The tea is highly contraindicated in pregnancy and breastfeeding becausethere are some compounds named phyto estrogens that can harm the fetus or alter normal functions during the state of gravidity.
In the case you suffer from these affections:
- A bleeding disorder
- A bowel obstruction
- Hormone-sensitive cancer
- Liver Failure and Renal Failure