Nutrition 1 MIN READ

Flax Seeds: The Tiny Superfood that Packs a Punch for Blood Sugar Management!

Written by Team Ultrahuman

Nov 01, 2022

Did you know that flax seeds could be your new best friend for managing blood sugar levels? They’re packed with fibre, alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), and lignans, which can improve glucose metabolism and can help to reduce fasting blood glucose levels and insulin resistance. So why not sprinkle some flax seeds on your morning yoghurt or add them to your smoothie for a delicious and healthy boost?

Optimise your flack seeds consumption by
• Aiming for 1-2 tablespoons of ground flax seeds per day. You may sprinkle it on cooked proteins like paneer or chicken, or your salads.
• Incorporating flax seeds into meals, such as adding them to smoothies, yoghurt, or oatmeal.
• Avoiding consuming flax seeds in excessive amounts as they can have a laxative effect.
• Considering consulting with a healthcare provider or registered dietitian for personalized recommendations.
• Try to follow eating food as per the food flow
fibre > protein > complex carbs > fats.

To wrap up, there’s some exciting news about flax seeds! They’ve been shown to help improve glucose metabolism in people with type 2 diabetes by reducing fasting blood glucose levels and insulin resistance. The secret ingredient in flax seeds is lignans, which have amazing antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. By adding flax seeds to your diet in moderation, you could make a positive impact on your glucose levels naturally and deliciously.

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