Have you always dreamt of having a flat tummy like Brazilians do? Now it’s your chance!
There’s a secret you should know about Brazilians…They consume flaxseeds as part of their daily diet!
Why is it effective?
Because of so many reasons… the first being that Science has proved that flaxseeds make you feel full, awake a lazy intestine and accelerate fat burning!
Flaxseeds contain fiber, omega 3 and protein among other components. Of the 3, the fibers (present in the seed peel) are the main reason that flaxseeds help in weight loss since they give satiety, stimulate a lazy intestine, and most importantly control the blood sugar levels! The link is, the higher the blood sugar level, the higher insulin needed, the hungrier we feel, so controlling blood sugar levels means controlling hunger!! This is why the fibers flaxseeds contain are so important! Please also note that it is extremely important to consume 2 liters of water throughout the day to benefit more from the fibers in the seed and to avoid constipation!
So if you are the type of person who keeps on snacking, try including crushed flaxseeds in your yogurt for a snack and its guaranteed that you’ll feel full for a longer period and avoid overeating all day and night!
Furthermore, Omega 3 in flaxseeds, which help reduce food craving, has a major role in helping fight inflammation of the cells thus avoiding your body from accumulating fat!
How to eat it:
Every morning at breakfast, or with snacks, you can powder it on yogurt, fruit, salad or even rice.
How to use it:
1 or 2 table spoons of crushed flaxseeds are recommended to reach the results you are looking for! Just know that 1 table spoon of flaxseeds has about 60 kcal so don’t exaggerate in consuming it!
It is very important to buy the flaxseeds with the peel and crush a bit in a blender every time before you consume! The flaxseed’s rough skin, which is hard to bite with the teeth, hides a lot of nutrients so by crushing it, the nutrients will be more available for our body to absorb!
How to store it:
You can blend all the content once instead of bit by bit everyday, but you will have to store in the fridge in a closed opaque box (to avoid oxidation) for a maximum time of 15 days.
Never forget: a healthy and balanced diet along with regular exercises will always be the key to the most sculpted body ever…just like Brazilian men and women…
And by the way, flaxseeds are also a good medicine for the heart and arteries, lower blood cholesterol and triglycerides levels, prevent certain types of cancer, help prevent premenstrual pain and are good for your skin!
So enjoy your new ingredient and soon your new look!
Samia Khoury Dietitian
Samia Khoury Dietitian