'Good things come in small packages'. This holds absolutely true for alsi (or flax seeds). The tiny seeds are big on nutritional value. They are packed with various nutrients, especially Omega 3 fatty acids and soluble fibres, making them an excellent food for diabetes diet as well as weight loss diet. 'Healing Foods' by DK Publishing House says, "Flaxseeds contain soluble mucilaginous (gum-like) fibres that have the ability to reduce bad (LDL) cholesterol in the blood, and regulate blood sugar level. Flaxseeds are also a good source of energy, so they keep you full and active."
Health experts suggest consuming a handful of raw flaxseeds every day. If you are not able to convince yourself to have them straight from the box, try this very popular winter-special food of alsi ladoo. This healthy dessert has been prepared for ages in Indian households as winter staple for good immunity, balanced blood sugar and controlled weight. Flaxseeds are combined with other healthy dry fruits and made into yummy desserts that you can gorge on, guilt-free.
Flaxseeds are rich in soluble fibres.
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