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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 :

Nutrients Amount per 100 g of edible flaxseed

Moisture (g)                    6.5
Protein (N × 6.25) (g)   20.3
Fat (g)                           37.1
Minerals (g)                   2.4
Crude fiber (g)          4.8
Total dietary fiber (g)   24.5
Carbohydrates (g)           28.9
Energy (kcal)                  530.0
Potassium                  750.0
Calcium (mg)                  170.0
Phosphorous (mg)          370.0
Iron (mg)                          2.7
Vitamin A (μg)             30.0
Vitamin E (mg)          0.6
Thiamine (B1) (mg) 0.23
Riboflavin (B2) (mg) 0.07
Niacin (mg)                 1.0
Pyridoxine (mg)         0.61
Pantothenic acid         0.57
Biotin (μg)                 0.6
Folic acid (μg)                112

Morris 2007; Gopalan et al. 2004; Payne 2000


Fiber in flaxseed helps in lowering the blood glucose levels. Several studies shows that insoluble fiber slows down the release of sugar in the blood and thus help in reducing blood glucose levels  and very beneficial for diabetic patients.

Flaxseed and its oil reduces the growth of tumors at the later stage of carcinogenesis.Several studies claims that flaxseed meal helps in lowering cholesterol.Flax lignans are reported to have antioxidant property which presumably is the main reason of the anticancer activity.Water-binding capacity of flaxseed insoluble fiber increases the intestinal bulk which is useful in the treatment of constipation, irritable bowel syndrome.



  1. I have heard great things about flaxseed but never used it - I may need to try it!

  2. Nice article.

  3. Hi, Nice and cool Article, just keep posting….and thanks much for sharing such nice information….
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