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Constipation Causing You Problems? Here's Flaxseed For Constipation As A Solution - 24 Mantra Organic

Constipation Causing You Problems? Here's Flaxseed For Constipation As A Solution - 24 Mantra Organic

Did-You-Know-Flaxseed-Helps-In-Constipation?-Learn-More-Here

Did You Know Flaxseed Helps In Constipation? Learn More Here

Organic Food
19.12.2020

Flaxseeds, also called linseeds, are fibre-packed tiny seeds from the flax plant. Due to their nutritional composition, they are commonly consumed in the form of snacks to relieve several health problems, including constipation. People use organic flaxseed for constipation since these seeds are very high in fibre, particularly insoluble fibre, which flexes the intestinal walls, triggers contractions, and ultimately improves bowel movements.

Rich in soluble fibre mucilage, flaxseeds binds the water inside the body to create a gel that maintains a soft bowel movement. That is why flaxseed for constipation relief is a popular home remedy.

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Flaxseeds are a popular ingredient to lower constipation symptoms, weight, glycemic, and lipid levels [1]. To understand why to use organic flaxseed for constipation, let’s look at its nutritional value.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 10 g
Calories 55 Calories from fat 36
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 7%
Saturated Fat 0 g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 3 mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 3 g 1%
Dietary Fiber 3 g 11%
Total Sugars 0g 0%
Protein 2 g 0%
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Vitamin D 0μg 0%
Iron 3%
Calcium 3%
Potassium 0mg 0%
Phosphorus 0.1mg 0%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
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What is flaxseed?

The flaxseed plant and humans go a long way back, with flax plant being used for a variety of reasons. The stem, leaves, and seeds of the flax plant are used for consumption, clothing, and cooking. Organic flaxseeds are tiny, sesame-sized seeds that can be eaten in several forms, including raw, grounded, and roasted. Some nutritional benefits of flaxseeds are:

  • High source of protein
  • Omega-3 fatty acids to reduce cholesterol levels and risk of other chronic diseases
  • Dietary fibre, especially soluble fibre, for an easy bowel movement
  • Vitamins, minerals, and the phytochemical lignan

Health benefits of flaxseed

Flaxseeds offer a wealth of benefits, including:

  • Improving heart health
  • Lowering cholesterol levels
  • Easing the symptoms of menopause
  • Reducing the risk of certain cancers such as breast, colon, and prostate cancers
  • Treating coughs, colds, and skin irritations
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How to use and store flaxseed?

Flaxseed can be used as a whole or consumed in a powdered form. You can buy it pre-ground or grind it on your own using a small coffee grinder. Flaxseed has a pleasant aroma and a nutty taste. When using flaxseed for constipation, it is important to gradually include it in your diet. To avoid stomach upset, begin with around one teaspoon daily and gradually increase it to 2 tablespoons per day. When adding flaxseed into your diet, make sure to drink a lot of water since flaxseed has a high fibre content.

Ways to eat flaxseed

  • Sprinkle flaxseed powder on cereal or yoghurt
  • Add flaxseed powder to baked goods
  • Add ground flaxseed to smoothies

When using flaxseeds, it is important to consider its shelf life. For instance, the shelf life of whole flaxseed is around one year, while ground flaxseed needs to be refrigerated and consumed within a few months.

Flaxseed as a laxative

Mix 1.5 tablespoons or 2 grams of ground flax into 150 ml or five fluid ounces of water, milk, fruit juice, or any other drink. Take this mixture 2 to 3 times daily. Make sure to have more water or fluid to prevent intestinal discomfort. You’ll start seeing positive results in 12 to 24 hours.

A word of caution: flaxseeds are known to interfere with the absorption; therefore, it is advised not to consume it within 1 hour before or after taking any medicines.

Conclusion

Constipation has, for a long time now, been a topic of stigma and ailing health. In a sense, it’s pretty hard to believe that something as simple as an intestinal blockage can cause such commotion. And flaxseed, with its varied health benefits, has come forward as the silver lining in all this. Due to flaxseed being an indirect laxative and a natural source of fibre, among other things, its consumption will no doubt help and those afflicted. However, remember, organic flaxseed is way better at getting the job done than the off-the-shelf variety due to the absence of chemicals and harmful additives.

Try 24 Mantra Organic’s Flax Seeds and savour the taste of organic goodness.

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