We have often praised the beneficial virtues of flax seeds, and today we will talk about a natural drink that is obtained from the infusion of these seeds: flaxseed water. Precisely because of its nutritional and therapeutic properties, flax seeds are highly appreciated in the food and biocosmetic industry: they are used as a basic ingredient in the preparation of salads, biscuits and juices and are also a great ally for the beauty of the skin and hair.
Benefits of flaxseed water
Although flaxseeds can be taken alone or in addition to various preparations, do not underestimate the possibility of preparing the famous flaxseed water at home to which a little lemon juice is usually added to enhance it. the benefits.
Flax seeds have a high amount of fiber, Omega 3 fatty acids and antioxidant compounds that promote the proper functioning of the body's cells. Thanks to these nutritional properties, regular consumption of flaxseed water can bring numerous health benefits, preventing various diseases.
Since flax seeds contain a good amount of Omega 3 fatty acids and mucilage, their regular consumption can improve cholesterol and triglyceride levels, especially for those who have problems in this sense.
Thanks to this property and the anticoagulant effect, flax water is able to improve circulation, reduce blood pressure and regulate the body's inflammatory process which is one of the main causes of heart problems.
Flax seeds have a high content of mucilage, a soluble fiber that regulates blood glucose levels. In addition, they provide alpha-linoleic acid, a nutrient that does not cure diabetes, but which reduces patients' need for insulin.
Health of the digestive system
Due to the high presence of fiber, regular intake of flax water can prevent constipation, stomach acid and intestinal gas and other difficulties that can compromise a person's natural regularity.
Flaxseed water acts as a calming tonic, ideal for reducing the symptoms of gastritis and indigestion. In addition, it has a gastroprotective effect that helps prevent chronic diseases of this system.
Thanks to the supply of B vitamins and vitamin E, flax water can be applied to the hair to strengthen it and fight hair loss. Essential oils, along with antioxidants and fiber, stimulate circulation, thus promoting hair growth and reducing problems such as dryness. As if that weren't enough, it is a natural gel to control frizz, it naturally moisturizes the scalp and gives the hair a natural shine.
For beautiful and clean skin, you can use flaxseed water in two ways: consumption or topical application. Mucilage and pectin have an emollient and antibacterial action that repairs and protects the skin from various problems. The main properties of flaxseed water for skin care include:
- Relieves psoriasis and eczema.
- It has a calming action on sunburn.
- Cleans the skin and eliminates impurities.
- Prevents premature aging.
- Tones and helps close pores.
- It helps reduce excess sebum and acne.
How to prepare flaxseed water
- 20 grams of flax seeds
- 1 liter of water
- The juice of 1 lemon
- Boil the liter of water in a saucepan
- When it starts to boil, add the flax seeds and let them cook for another 3 minutes.
- Remove the saucepan from the heat, wait for it to cool and filter the liquid obtained by eliminating the remains of the flax seeds.
- Pour the drink into a glass bottle and add the lemon juice.