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Flax Seeds or Aali Vidhai - Benefits, How to eat Flax Seeds

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Flax seeds benefits in PCOD, lowering bad cholesterol, reduce cold, improve immunity, regulate menstrual cycle, and reduce chances of ovarian cancer. You need to understand how to eat flax seeds to reap flax seeds benefits for hair too. Make sure that you consume flax seeds in your regular diet.

Flax seeds also called linseeds are highly nutritious and vitamins-rich foods that come in brown, golden or tan color. Flaxseed in tamil is known as ‘aali vidhai’. Flax seeds Indian name is ‘Alasi’. It has been used as a staple food for around 6,000 years. Flax seeds are the richest source of omega-3 fatty acids, which is an essential meal for the women suffering from PCOD, because of its rich nutritional content. Flax seeds are also known as the World’s first cultivated superfood. Flax seeds or linseeds are the leading source of lignans, which stimulate hormonal balance. Undoubtedly, linseeds can be used as a treatment for infertility.

1. Amazing Nutritional Content of Flax seeds

Flax seeds or Alasi (Flax seeds Indian name) naturally contains recommended dietary allowance for essential nutrients like Vitamins (31%), Manganese (35%), Magnesium (30%), Phosphorus (19%) and Selenium (10%) and it should necessarily be included in the diet plan for PCOD. Linseed or Aali Vidhai (linseed in tamil) is also a rich source of Vitamin B6, Iron, Potassium, Copper and Zinc. According to a recent study, 3 tablespoon of Flax seeds or or Aali Vidhai (linseed in tamil) also contains:

  • Around 6400 mg of omega-3 fatty acids, which makes it the richest omega-3 acid containing food.
  • 8g of Fiber
  • 6 g of Protein.

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2. Health Benefits of Flax Seeds

  • Flax seeds or Alasi (Flax seeds Indian name) contains high amount of Mucilage, which is a water-soluble, gel-forming fiber. It increases the absorption of nutrients and helps in fat loss. This regulates menstrual cycles and improves ovulation
  • Linseed or Aali Vidhai (flaxseeds in tamil) has healthy fats and it elevates healthy growth of hair and nourishes skin.
  • Due to its high nutritional and rich fiber content, Flax seeds or linseeds are exceptionally efficient in weight loss. Women suffering from PCOD can benefit from Aali Vidhai, if they simply include Flaxseeds as an essential food item in their diet plan. In PCOD, the complications arises more with the inflammation. Flax seeds or called Aali Vidhai( flax seeds in tamil) has anti-inflammatory tendency.
  • Linseeds or Alasi (Flax seeds indian name) has great tendency to lower down bad cholesterol and trap fat. Soluble fiber in the flax seeds traps bile and maintains metabolism of the body.
  • It reduces the effect of Gluten, which is a composition of stored protein with starch, often found in wheat, barley or rye. Gluten elevates the chances of catching diabetes and thyroid which has an adverse effect on pregnancy. Linseeds or Alasi (Flax seeds indian name) is a panacea for deficiencies caused by gluten.
  • Flax seeds or Aali Vidhai have high content of lignans which in an antiviral and antibacterial agent. Regular consumption of linseeds can increase immunity and reduce the severity of cold and flus.
  • Linseeds or Alasi improves digestion. Especially women suffering from indigestion of several food items during pregnancy can have linseeds in their diet plan.
  • PCOD, if not treated well, may lead to ovarian cancer. In this scenario, flax seeds or Aali Vidhai (linseeds in tamil) are proven best to reduce the risk of ovarian or endometrial cancer. It also reduces the chances of breast cancer.
  • Flax seeds or Alasi (flax seeds indian name) can reduce the complications of menopause. Flax seeds even regulates menstrual cycle and improves ovulation. This has been proven as a natural remedy to PCOD.

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3. How to include Flax seeds in Daily Diet

  • Linseeds or Aali Vidhai (linseeds in tamil) can be taken as smoothies over fresh and leafy salads or sprouts. It can be used as sprinklers.
  • Flax seeds or Alasi (flax seeds indian name) can be taken with a glass of water, or with a bowl of yoghurt and a tablespoon of honey.
  • Linseeds or Aali Vidhai ( Flaxseeds in tamil) can be baked also. According to a study, even after baking it for 3 hours on 300 degree F, the rich content of Omega 3 fatty acids remains stable.
  • Soaked flax seeds or Alasi ( flax seeds indian name) are proven best for mineral absorption.

Flax seeds are highly effective in treating PCOD and other infertility issues. A healthy food with regular exercise and Flax seeds can do wonders.

Dr. Surveen Ghumman

About The Author

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician Dr. Surveen Ghumman
Delhi

Dr. Surveen Ghumman is an infertility specialist and gynecologist specializing in IVF, Reproductive Endocrinology, Recurrent failures of implantation, Embryology, Fertility preservation and Surrogacy. Dr. Surveen has completed MBBS from Christian Medical College, Ludhiana in 1986 and MD in Obstetrics and Gynecology from Government Medical College, Amritsar in 1991. She has also pursued certificate courses in ART and Clinical Embryology from Manipal University and fellowships in Minimal Access Surgeries. She has also pursued Micromanipulation in ART in the year 2011. Dr. Surveen is practicing at The Fertility Clinic IVF Solutions and Max Super Specialty Hospital. For more information, visit elawoman.com

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  1. Pcod or pcos - know all about effective ways towards pcod problem treatment PCOD, Elawoman - 2017
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Subhanshi Dallal

Along with flax seeds, Mackerel, chia seeds, oysters, walnuts and Soybeans are also the richest source of omega 3 which can improve fertility related issues.

Oct. 11, 2018, 1:12 p.m. 4.5

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Nandita Pandit

I have PCOS and none of the natural remedies is working for me. Let's see if it really works for my infertility related issue or not.

Oct. 10, 2018, 8:43 p.m. 4.5

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Manish Kumar

I never knew about the benefits of flax seeds and it is really very vast. Informative article.

Aug. 1, 2018, 2:19 p.m. 5.0

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Sadhana Mishra

I really like to have flax seeds power as sprinkles. It's tasty and healthy.

May 12, 2018, 4:17 p.m. 5.0

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Vishnu Priya

I have been taking flax seeds for 4-5 months and now I don't have any irregular cycles issue.

April 29, 2018, 3:28 p.m. 5.0

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Manmeet Sharma

There's one more interesting fact I found about linseeds (Flax seeds in Tamil). As per a research, it's proven that regular tanning can damage your skin, causing skin cancer. In such cases, flaxseed or alsi ( flax seeds indian name) are able to reduce melanoma tumors by as much as 63%. They can h...

Oct. 4, 2017, 4:38 p.m. 4.5

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Anandi Sehgal

It is very easy to take flax seeds in the daily diet. One of the easiest way is to soak a teaspoon of flax seeds in cold water overnight. This helps in getting them a bit soft. When you wake up in the morning they are ready to be served. You can eat them directly, or you can sprinkle them over yo...

Oct. 4, 2017, 3:19 p.m. 4.5

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