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6 health benefits of flax seed oil

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Flax seed oilFlax seed oil has a variety of health benefits ranging from boosting digestive and brain health to provide skin and hair benefits. It also helps in reducing the risk of cancer. There are a number of ways in which we can derive the benefit from flax seed. The easiest and fastest way is to intake flax oil capsules.

Some of the health benefits of flax oil include:

Regulates  cholesterol level

Rich in Omega 3 and Omega 6, flax oil capsules help to regulate cholesterol level in the body and are an essential medium to reduce the amount of unhealthy cholesterol in the body.

Promotes healthy heart

Flax seed oil capsules help to maintain a healthy heart. Laden with fatty acids, these capsules ensure healthy artery functioning and help preventing several heart-related problems like heart attack, stroke etc. Presence of these acids in flax oil also aids in reducing inflammation and blood clotting promoting overall health of the heart.

Helps reduce the risk of cancer

Flax seed oil is high on anti-oxidants. It helps preventing healthy cells to turn into cancerous cells. These seed oil capsules are bestowed with anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce the risk of developing various forms of cancer.

 Boosts digestive health

Loaded with soluble fiber, flaxseed helps to regulate digestion by improving the absorption of nutrients. Their laxative properties further smoothen the digestion process.  It also keeps the stomach full for a longer span of time.

Improves overall brain health

Enriched with omega 3 fatty acids, flaxseed helps to promote and regulate overall brain health. Alpha Linolenic Acid (ALA), a type of an omega-3 acid present in these capsules is especially linked to brain heath.

Provides skin and hair benefits

The omega-3 fatty acid in flaxseed oil contributes towards strengthening hair which ultimately reduces hair fall. In addition, these acids help in promoting overall skin health by keeping skin hydrated, smooth and moisturized. It also prevents pollutants to enter our skin pores.

(Disclaimer: The writer is Dolly Kumar, Founder & Director, Gaia. The views expressed are personal opinion.)

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