HOW TO EAT ALSI SEEDS/ FLAX SEEDS | 5 AMAZING HEALTH BENEFITS OF ALSI SEEDS
What Are Alsi seeds and Where Did They Come From?
Long before Alsi seeds was the super seed we know it as today, it was primarily used to create textiles. These days, it is considered a staple in the nutrition world and is known for being an excellent source of healthy omega-3 fatty acids and fiber.
Alsi seeds come from the flax plant (also known as Linum usitatissimum), which grows to be about 2 feet tall. It likely was first grown in Egypt but has been cultivated all around the world.
Alsi seeds is found in all kinds of today's foods from crackers to frozen waffles to oatmeal. The Flax Council estimates close to 300 new flax-based products were launched in the U.S. and Canada in 2010 alone. Not only has consumer demand for flaxseed grown, agricultural use has also increased. Flaxseed is what's used to feed all those chickens that are laying eggs with higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids.
Although alsi seeds contains all sorts of healthy components, it owes its primary healthy reputation to three of them:
- Omega-3 essential fatty acids, are "good" fats that have been shown to have heart-healthy effects. Each tablespoon of ground flaxseed contains about 1.8 grams of plant omega-3s.
- Lignans, which have both plant estrogen and antioxidant qualities. Flaxseed contains 75 to 800 times more lignans than other plant foods.
- Fiber. Alsi seed contains both the soluble and insoluble types.
5 simple ways of eating Alsi seeds:
The tiny nutrient-rich Alsi seeds have gained great popularity for weight loss in recent times. Here are five ways to include them into your diet to lose those extra fats.
If weight loss is a big concern for you, then adding alsi seeds can be a vital addition to your diet. These nutrient-rich seeds are packed with amazing health benefits, and yes it includes helping you lose weight.
1. Alsi Seeds Tea
Add alsi seeds to your tea, and see how your weight melts away. Here’s how to make it:
1 tbsp alsi seeds powder
Cinnamon/ Dal chini
Honey (to taste)
1.5 cups water
- Take one cup of water into a tea pan, and let it boil for 2-3 minutes.
- Add a pinch of cinnamon and alsi seeds powder. Now, boil it for another 5-8 minutes, and remember to stir occasionally.
- Turn off the gas and strain the liquid.
- Add honey, as per your taste. (You can add lemon juice instead)
Your flaxseeds tea is ready!
2. Alsi seeds and yogurt
We know how alsi seeds work well for weight loss, but did you know yogurt is a protein-rich source, which speeds up metabolism and also keeps you satiated for longer? Yes, that’s how it helps with weight loss. And when yogurt is mixed with flax seeds, it makes a perfect recipe for weight loss.
Here’s how to make it:
- Combine powdered alsi seeds and curd in a deep bowl and mix them well. Serve immediately.
- It is one of the easiest ways to enjoy alsi seeds as a flavourful snack, which is rich in protein, calcium, and vitamin D
3. Alsi seeds drink
This works well on an empty stomach, so drink it right in the morning. It’s a tasty and healthy recipe, which can easily boost your weight loss journey.
3-4 tbsp alsi-seeds
1 cup water
- Take a cup of water into a bowl, and add alsi seeds to it.
- Let it stay like that until morning.
- In the morning, strain the liquid and consume it first thing on an empty stomach.
Consume twice or thrice a week.
4. Alsi seeds smoothie
Flax seeds smoothie is a healthy way to start your day. Adding flax seeds to your smoothie can help you stay full for hours. Moreover, it can help to increase the nutrient intake in your body.
1 cup water
2 tbsp alsi seeds
1 cup of fresh spinach
1 cup frozen strawberries
1 cup of frozen banana
- Combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
- Serve it immediately and enjoy your weight loss smoothie.
5. Alsi seeds oil
Flaxseed oil is packed with several health benefits. It is a rich source of alpha-linolenic acid. The body converts these essential polyunsaturated fatty acids to omega-3 fatty acids that are anti-inflammatory and may help with weight management. Besides, it can also improve your heart health and help to treat constipation. Therefore, flaxseed oil can be a great choice to replace other oils in your cooking to benefit your weight loss goal.
Here are the best ways to eat alsi-seeds:
There are multiple health benefits of alsi seed if it can be involved in the daily diet.
- Flax seeds can be mixed with yogurt: Few amounts of flax seeds or ground flaxseeds can be sprinkled into yogurt thus making it a protein-packed bowl of yogurt as it is useful for muscle building.
- Mixed with breadcrumbs to coat chicken or other food items: Flax seeds have a nutty flavor that gives amazing flavor and it is healthy and delicious. Flax seeds also protect against cancer, boost immunity, and keep the body healthy.
- Flax seeds salads, dips, and sandwiches can be made: A little crunch of flax seeds can be added into salads dips, soups, french toast, and sandwiches making food tasty and giving it a pleasant crunch. Adding alsi-seeds in you daily diet keeps you away from many diseases.
- Healthy pumpkin bread: Adding flax seeds into pumpkin bread is again a wonderful substitute for eating it and staying fit & healthy.
Here are more tips for using, buying, and storing Alsi seeds:
- Buy it ground or grind it yourself. Alsi seeds, when eaten whole, is more likely to pass through the undigested, which means your body doesn't get all the healthful components. If you want to grind flaxseed yourself, those little electric coffee grinders seem to work best.
- Milled ground flax meal. Don’t be confused by the different product names for ground alsi seeds. Milled or ground alsi seed is the same thing as a flax meal.
- Buy either brown or golden flaxseed. Golden alsi seeds is easier on the eyes but brown alsi seeds is easier to find in most supermarkets. There is very little difference nutritionally between the two, so the choice is up to you.
- Find it in stores or on the Internet. Many supermarket chains now carry ground alsi seeds (or flax meal). It’s usually in the flour or "grain" aisle or the whole-grain cereal section and is often sold in 1-pound bags. You can also find it in health food stores or order it on various websites.
- Check the product label. When buying products containing alsi seeds, check the label to make sure ground flaxseed, not whole flaxseed, was added. Alsi seed is a featured ingredient in cereals, pasta, whole-grain bread and crackers, energy bars, meatless meal products, and snack foods.
- Add alsi seeds to a food you habitually eat. Every time you have a certain food, like oatmeal, smoothies, soup, or yogurt, stir in a couple of tablespoons of ground flaxseed. Soon it will be a habit and you won’t have to think about it, you’ll just do it.
- Hide alsi seeds in dark, moist dishes. The dishes that hide flaxseed the best are dark sauces or meat mixtures. No one tends to notice flaxseed when it's stirred into enchilada casserole, chicken parmesan, chili, beef stew, meatloaf, or meatballs. For a 4-serving casserole, you can usually get away with adding 2 to 4 tablespoons of ground flaxseed. For a dish serving 6 to 8, use 4 to 8 tablespoons.
- Use it in baking. Substitute ground flaxseed for part of the flour in the recipe for quick bread, muffins, rolls, bread, bagels, pancakes, and waffles. Try replacing 1/4 to 1/2 cup of the flour with ground flaxseed if the recipe calls for 2 or more cups of flour.
- Keep it in the freezer. The best place to store ground flaxseed is the freezer. Freeze pre-ground flaxseed in the bag you bought it in or in a plastic sealable bag if you ground it yourself. The freezer will keep the ground flax from oxidizing and losing its nutritional potency.
- Whole flaxseed keeps longer. The outside shell in whole flaxseed appears to keep the fatty acids inside well protected. It’s a good idea to keep your whole flaxseed in a dark, cool place until you grind it. But as long as it is dry and of good quality, whole flaxseed can be stored at room temperature for up to a year.
Orgalife Raw Alsi Seeds:
Organic Alsi (Flaxseeds) are a rich source of dietary fiber, vitamin b1 and alpha-linoleic-omega-3. It helps in digestion, Due to salted and it’s crunchiness. Nutritionists advise taking a tablespoon of flax seeds a day to meet daily nutritional requirements. Regular consumption of flaxseed is good for the heart and skin also. Flax seeds help in balancing women’s hormones.
Orgalife Roasted Alsi-Seed:
Orgalife’s roasted alsi is the best way to snack during the day without giving up on the taste. Our Alsi-seeds are Organic and Roasted, for the right balance between flavor and wholesome food. A great way to have these seeds is to sprinkle them over your breakfast cereal!
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