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Flaxseed oil improves heart health

ANI
Published : Aug 2, 2018, 6:50 pm IST
Updated : Aug 2, 2018, 6:49 pm IST

Find out about the health benefits.

Representational Image. (Photo: Pixabay)
 Representational Image. (Photo: Pixabay)

Turns out, flaxseed oil, which is majorly known to benefit heart health, also has several other health benefits.

From boosting digestive and brain health to providing skin and hair benefits to reduce the risk of cancer, flaxseed oil can be the key to a healthy living. There are a number of ways in which one can derive this benefit from flaxseeds, but probably the easiest and fastest way is intake of flax oil capsules.

Founder & Director at Gaia, Dolly Kumar shared some of the health benefits of flax oil:

1. Regulates a healthy cholesterol level

Rich in Omega 3 and Omega 6, flax oil capsules help to regulate cholesterol level in the body and are an essential medium to reduce the amount of unhealthy cholesterol in the body.

2. Promotes a healthy heart

Flaxseed oil capsules help you in having a healthy heart. Laden with fatty acids, these capsules promote healthy artery functioning and help prevent several heart-related problems like heart attack, stroke etc. Presence of these acids in flax oil also aids in reducing inflammation and blood clotting, promoting overall heart health.

3. Helps reduce the risk of cancer

Flaxseed oil is high on anti-oxidants, a direct benefit of which is that it helps prevent healthy cells from turning into cancerous cells. These seed oil capsules are bestowed with anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce the risk of developing various forms of cancer.

4. Boosts digestive health

Loaded with soluble fiber, flaxseed helps to regulate digestion by improving the absorption of nutrients. Their laxative properties further smoothen the digestion process. It also keeps the stomach full for a longer span of time.

5. Improves overall brain health

Enriched with omega 3 fatty acids, flaxseed helps to promote and regulate overall brain health. Alpha Linolenic Acid (ALA), a type of omega-3 acid present in these capsules, is especially linked to good brain health.

6. Provides skin and hair benefits

The omega-3 fatty acids in flaxseed oil contribute towards strengthening hair and reducing hair fall. In addition, these acids help in promoting overall skin health by keeping skin hydrated, smooth and moisturized along with preventing pollutants to enter our skin pores.

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