How to take flax?
Supplements - good or bad? There are a lot of rumors about them: dietary supplements cure, help to lose weight in record time or are the worst enemies of the body's health. On the one hand, they are natural active substances that can eliminate the deficiency of vitamins and microelements. But on the other hand, even natural substances can have a side effect on an individual. Today we will consider such a biologically active food supplement as flax seeds. So, how to take flax and should you do it?
The benefits of flax seeds
From the history of ancestors
Even in ancient times, flax was used not only for the manufacture of fabrics, but also as a plant substance useful for human health. This is proved by the research of archaeologists during the excavations in Germany, who found remains of cakes prepared from wheat, flax and millet seeds. There, from the Bronze Age, flax was taken not just for material for fabric.
From traditional medicine
What can I say, even if popular recipes say that the use of flax seeds in the preparation of a drug helped in the treatment of diseases of the stomach, with ulcers and constipation.Today in pharmacies you can buy dietary supplements and flax seeds for brewing and adding to food.
Who is useful flax
Undoubtedly, flax seeds help with diseases:
- gastrointestinal tract,
- thyroid gland,
- the kidneys,
- the liver.
It is used for prevention:
- cardiovascular diseases
- cancer (especially colon, dairy and prostate glands).
Remember, it is very important to know how to take flax seeds correctly, so read our article further, consult your doctors and read the instructions. Only an analysis of the information received will help you effectively begin treatment and prevention, as well as warn yourself against the negative effects of thoughtless self-treatment.
Let's see who can not take flax. By the way, I would like to note that in any case, before deciding to use a biologically active food supplement, you should consult with your doctor. Only a qualified specialist can analyze the health of your body and give an answer how the dietary supplement will affect you.
It is forbidden to take flax seeds with:
- pregnancy and lactation;
- inflammatory processes in the intestine, because flax has laxative properties;
- female diseases: endometritis, uterine fibroids and polycystic;
- predisposition to prostate cancer in men, as in the composition of flax seeds is alpha-linolenic acid, contraindicated for people with this disease.
How to take flax seeds
The answer to this question depends on your goal. Some take flax in order to lose weight, others - for the treatment and prevention of disease, and others - for the beauty and health of the skin.
How to drink flax during gastritis
Let us explain why flax seeds have a beneficial effect on the gastrointestinal tract when there are no contraindications. The thing is that when you brew this substance, specific mucus is formed, which envelops the stomach during the use of decoction and reduces inflammation.
So, how to make flax seeds in our case? Buy in the pharmacy the most common flax seeds. Fill with 1 liter of boiling water 3 tablespoons of flax seeds. Cover the container with a lid, then a towel and let the broth brew for a whole night. Take the broth is necessary in the morning on an empty stomach (20 minutes before meals), drink half a glass. Stretch the second half of the glass all day.Attention, every day you need to prepare a new decoction, only a fresh brew will have an effect and will not harm your health. The course of receiving decoction of flax - 1 month. Even if you feel better, bring the course to the end.
Heartburn and bitterness in the mouth
Flax seeds will be especially effective if you take the dry plant itself and grind it. We need 1 tablespoon, which should pour a glass of boiling water, brew. We will drink flax 2 times a day before meals. The course lasts 1 week.
How to make flax for weight loss
Attention, apply only after an individual consultation with a doctor!
- You will need a thermos, 1 tablespoon of flax seeds and 2 cups boiling water. Make a decoction at night and leave to insist until the morning. In the morning, strain the healing potion and take 100 ml 3 times daily before meals for half an hour.
- The second method is faster in time and for a modern person "in business" is much easier. Pour one tablespoon of seeds in a bowl, pour 1 cup of boiling water. Immediately place the bowl on the stove and cook on low heat for 30 minutes. Take as described in the first method.
- Some like dried fruit compotes and add flax seeds directly to them.Compote turns into a jelly with a mass of nutrients. And tasty and healthy. There is a bowel cleansing, weight loss and eliminating hunger.
With regard to reviews on flax seeds and their effectiveness for those who want to lose weight, they are diverse. But the majority writes that weight loss occurs very slowly with accompanying painful sensations in the area of the stomach or liver. If you took flax without consulting a doctor and found similar symptoms, rush to the doctor immediately.
Inflammatory skin diseases
Flax is also used externally for certain skin diseases and doctor's recommendations. Prepare mucus: 1.5 teaspoons of flax seed pour 200 ml of boiling water. Apply mucus in the form of poultices and compresses. You can also use the seeds in the bags: dry and heated.