Obesity happens due altered inflammatory markers such as CRP and TNF- alpha and treatment of obesity includes low calorie diets and avoiding food high in carbohydrate. Flaxseed having anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.Flaxseed is a rich source of fibre,alpha-linolenic acid, lignans, high quality protein and phenolic compounds.
Flaxseed is established as a functional food,it provide physiological benefits and helps in preventing and/or curing of diseases . Flaxseed is the best omega 3 fatty acid source to the non-fish eaters.Edible flaxseed products include the whole flaxseed, ground meal and extracted oil.It is interesting to know that flaxseed was native of India and was a staple food crop.In India flaxseed is mainly cultivated in Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Chattisgarh and Bihar.
Nutritional composition of flaxseed :
NutrientsAmount per 100 g of edible flaxseed
Moisture (g) 6.5
Protein (N × 6.25) (g) 20.3
Fat (g) …