Remember the time when you used to pick flax seeds off the ground and eat them straight in your school backyard? Well, your school might have stopped you from eating one of the healthiest foods with innumerable health benefits.
What do flax seeds contain that sends their benefits to breaking the nutrition charts?
A 100-gram portion of flax seeds is known to contain about 534 calories. While the ratio of size to calories seems a lot, 100 grams is actually a little too much in terms of flax seeds portions. However, you can also note how flax seeds deliver only nutrition without giving your body ‘empty calories’ (calories you gain while eating sugars, rice, etc. which have no health benefits whatsoever.)
Furthermore, the same portion consists of about 41g of fat, 28g of fibre and 20g of protein. When we compare this to the daily value chart, a chart which tells you whether the ratio of nutrients in your food is good or not, flax seeds rank very high on the list.
Flax seeds are also rich sources of essential minerals such as magnesium and phosphorus. They are commendable sources of vitamins such as thiamine and other B vitamins. As a cherry on top, they are rich sources of omega-3 fatty acids, omega-9 fatty acids and omega-6 fatty acids, all of which are beneficial for you in the right proportions.