Flaxseeds

Flaxseed Facts:

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 tbsp - Ground
Servings Per Container 1

Amount Per Serving
Calories 37 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 5%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 2mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 0g
Protein 1g

Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 2%
Iron 2%
Thiamin 8%
Riboflavin 1%
Niacin 1%
Vitamin B6 2%
Folate 2%
Pantothenic Acid 1%
Magnesium 7%
Phosphorus 4%
Potassium 2%
Zinc 2%
Copper 4%
Manganese 9%
Selenium 3%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

PQ (Protein Quality) x PDCAAS (Protein Digestibility Corrected Amino Acid Score) - 39

 

 

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Potential Health Benefits

  • powerful cardiovascular system health boost
  • powerful cholesterol lowering properties
  • powerful digestive system health boost
  • powerful anti-inflammatory properties
  • powerful blood glucose management
  • powerful anti-cancer properties
  • enhanced muscle relaxation & overall mood
  • decreased menopausal symptoms
  • help prevent type II diabetes
  • bone & joint health boost
  • skin & hair health boost
  • promote weight-loss
  • energy boost
  • antioxidant

 

Potential Athletic Benefits

  • Powerful anti-inflammatory for enhanced recovery rate.
  • High source of dietary fiber, fat, complex carbohydrates, and protein for sustained long-term energy demands.
  • Promote effective weight-loss for a leaner body physique and a greater power-to-weight ratio.
  • Extend cardiovascular endurance threshold.

Glycemic Index Rank

32 out of 100

RankValue
Low Glycemic less than 55

Food Sensitivity Rank

<1 to 1 ratio

RankValue
Low for Fructose Sensitivity less than 1 (fructose to glucose ratio)

Flaxseeds may very well be one of the top health foods on the planet. They come loaded with phytochemicals, ALA omega-3 fatty acids, essential protein, and complex carbohydrates, as well as, B-vitamins, electrolytes, and important minerals like zinc and phosphorus. Flaxseeds can be eaten daily (unless you react negatively to them), however, in moderation to fat intake.

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Flourless Flaxseed Waffles
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omega-3 fatty acids

are essential fatty acids found in foods such as flaxseed, chia seed, and salmon. Omega-3 fatty acids are responsible for increasing blood cell membrane fluidity for enhanced chemical communication throughout the body, as well as, blood vessel dilation, anti-inflammatory effects, anti-coagulant effects, and decreased pain. Most individuals consume predominantly omega-6 fatty acids (16:1) causing the opposite effect of omega-3, such as, inflammation, blood vessel constriction (raised blood pressure), increased pain response, and airway constriction. It is highly recommended to include both essential omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids within our diet, however, between a 1:1 to 4:1 intake ratio of omega-6 to omega-3.
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Sources include: USDA

***All-Body Fitness takes no responsibility for the accuracy of the information provided above. Please contact a medical doctor or a registered dietitian for nutrition advice.

 

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