To keep the body healthy, dieticians recommend consuming nuts and seeds. The seeds of some fruits and vegetables contain rich amounts of nutrients, consumption of which not only protects you from many types of diseases but also helps you in achieving a long and healthy life.

Studies have shown flax seeds to be very beneficial. Flax seeds are rich in protein, fiber and omega-3 fatty acids which the body needs on a regular basis.

Dietitian Nivedita Sachdeva, while sharing the information on social media, said that consuming these seeds regularly can help in controlling weight, preventing cholesterol and blood pressure from increasing. Due to Omega-3 fatty acids, it is considered very beneficial for heart health. But can it be consumed in summer also?

Benefits of flax seeds
Studies show that flax seeds contain rich fiber which makes it very beneficial for the stomach. Additionally, a 12-week study of 112 people with high blood pressure found that those who consumed 4 tablespoons (30 grams) of flax seeds per day had significant reductions in body mass index (BMI), cholesterol, and blood pressure.

The nature of this seed is hot, so can it be consumed even during summer? Let us understand.

What do dietitians say?
Dietitians say that flax seeds have a hot nature and hence due to this you may face many types of discomfort problems. Although it is not that flax seeds should not be eaten at all in summer, you can consume it in moderate quantities. Consuming one teaspoon of flax seeds soaked for at least six-eight hours daily can be considered safe. However, in large quantities, it can cause stomach swelling, indigestion and other types of digestive problems.

To eat or not in summer?
Experts say, seeds can be made a part of the diet even in summer because the nutrients present in them are needed by us regularly. Just keep in mind its quantity. These seeds can be very beneficial for people suffering from sugar and blood pressure problems. It can be beneficial in controlling cholesterol and blood pressure, the main factors of heart disease.

Very beneficial for diabetes patients
Flax seeds may help stabilize blood sugar levels. According to a review of studies, flaxseed may be helpful in lowering blood sugar and preventing insulin resistance. People who have diabetes can benefit from including flax seeds in their diet. It can also be beneficial in reducing the risks of heart diseases caused by diabetes.

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