Weight loss is one of the major concerns today and with an overload of information on the internet, one can easily lose track of what's right and what's wrong for their own body. But did you know that little modifications in our daily diets can lead us to shed kilos and even strengthen our immunity? Addition of flaxseeds, for instance, is one that you can begin with if looking to lose weight and also boost immunity in such testing times.
Nutty and crunchy, flaxseeds (or alsi) have the world gushing over them due to the host of health benefits they offer - facilitating weight loss and boosting immunity being the two most important ones. Flaxseeds besides being one of the best sources of plant-based protein are also rich in soluble mucilaginou fibre that can lower unhealthy cholesterol (LDL). It helps you feel full for long and suppresses hunger pangs, aiding in weight loss. Besides this, these nutty delights come packed with omega 3 fatty acids, which prevent heart ailments and build immunity.
Above everything else, flaxseeds are highly versatile when it comes to including them in our diet. From smoothies to salads, to soups and to even parfaits, there are countless ways to add flaxseeds to our regular diet. Here is an easy flaxseed water recipe that you can make at home and drink every morning.
(Also Read: 5 Yummy Ways To Add Flaxseeds To Your Diet)
Water- 1 glass
Flaxseeds (soaked overnight)- 1 tsp
Lemon (juiced)- 1
Honey- 1 tsp
1. Heat water and add pre-soaked flaxseeds to it.
2. Stir well and let it sit until the water has a gel-like consistency.
3. Strain the water and if you don't mind a little crunch in it then you can simply pour it as is.
4. Add lemon and honey.
5. Stir well and consume first thing in the morning.
The addition of lemon and honey with hot water has been long known for boosting weight loss. Lemon is rich in vitamin C that help strengthen immunity while honey is known to be a powerhouse of antioxidants and flavonoids that help boost one's immunity. Combined with flaxseeds, the power of these two ingredients is only doubled.
Try this quick and easy drink for weight loss and immunity at home and share your experience on the comments section below.
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