Flaxseed

Flaxseed is a good source of dietary fibre and omega-3 fatty acids. The fibre in flaxseed is found primarily in the seed coat. Taken before a meal, flaxseed fibre seems to make people feel less hungry, so that they might eat less food. The fibre in Flaxseed binds with cholesterol in the intestine and prevents it from being absorbed. Flaxseed also seems to make platelets, the blood cells involved in clotting, less sticky. Overall, flaxseeds also have effects on high cholesterol, coronary artery disease and lower down risk of “hardening of the arteries” (atherosclerosis). Flaxseed may be beneficial for many conditions related to the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, including ,Constipation, Colon damage due to overuse of laxatives, Diarrhoea, Inflammation of the lining of the large intestine (diverticulitis),Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) ,Systemic lupus erythematous (SLE).