To add more nutrition to your Salads – keep flaxseeds and sesame seeds handy for a quick topping!
Nutritionists rank it among the top 10 health foods.
Benefits: It Boosts Immunity, helps in Healthy Brain Development, it is Heart Friendly, helps in getting Healthy Skin and Lustrous Hair, Helps in Joint Pain and Osteoarthritis, Helpful in Diabetes, Cure for Post Partum Depression and Hormone Regulation, Cancer Preventive and Healing Properties, Stress Releaser, Great for Weight Watchers, Helps in Constipation.
Flax seeds are the richest source of oil containing Omega 3 fatty acids. The Omega 3 fatty acids have shown to improve high blood pressure, autoimmune diseases like multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis, allergies and inflammation, eczema, psoriasis, and many others as per health experts.
Caution : Flax turns rancid very quickly. Hence, flax seeds should always be refrigerated with the lid tightly on.
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- Excellent dietary source of calcium.
- good source of manganese, copper, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, zinc.
- Sesame is amongst the seeds rich in quality vitamins and minerals. They are very good sources of B-complex vitamins such as niacin, folic acid, thiamin (vitamin B1), pyridoxine (vitamin B6), and riboflavin.
- Sesame seeds also contain sesamin and sesamolin, two substances that are thought to prevent high blood pressure and protect the liver against oxidative damage.
- The seeds are also very good source of dietary proteins with fine quality amino acids that are essential for growth, especially in children.
- The seeds are especially rich in mono-unsaturated fatty acid oleic acid, which comprise up to 50% fatty acids in them. Oleic acid helps to lower LDL or “bad cholesterol” and increase HDL or “good cholesterol” in the blood.
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Keep both flax seeds and sesame seeds handy and just sprinkle them over salads as is OR crush them a little and then add to salads. They will add a very nice crunchy feel to your salad and not to mention the nutrition add-on!
- Sesame seeds taste really good with Chickpea Salad.
- Flax Seeds add more crunch to Green Apple Salad.