How beneficial are Flax seeds for our skin?

Benefits of Flax Seeds

Did you know that Flaxseeds derive their name from a Latin word?  It literally translates to “very useful,” and no doubts, these seeds are very beneficial for our overall health and well-being. These seeds are being used from about 6,000 years ago and are one of the oldest known superfoods. So why does it get a ‘superfood’ status? They are loaded with anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants called lignans, which take care of our hormonal balance along with many other health benefits.

Benefits of flax seeds for hair and skin

Benefits of flax seeds for hair and skin

Other advantages of eating these super seeds are better digestion, glowing skin, improved cardiovascular health, lower cholesterol and better hormone balance. They are also said to fight cancer and other deadly ailments.

Flaxseeds are included in my daily diet. Sometimes I take 2 spoons full of roasted flaxseeds. Sometimes I make flaxseeds powder or chutney mixed with garlic and mix that powder in my food or sprinkle over my salad as well. I will share my flaxseeds chutney or powder recipe in my next article.

Flaxseeds are known as Jawas in Marathi, Alsi in Punjabi and Gujarati and it has many other names in all Indian languages.

So what are these Flaxseeds?

Flaxseeds or linseeds look tiny and are brownish or tan in colour. Loaded with dietary fiber, many minerals such as thiamine, magnesium, manganese and a plant-based protein, Flaxseeds are very rich in omega-3 fatty acids, known as alpha-linolenic acid (or ALA). They are also the richest source of lignans, which is about seven times more than what is found in sesame seeds.

Other benefits of these super seeds include:
• A rich source of Antioxidants and Minerals
• Improve digestion
• Fight cancer and reduces chances of breast and ovarian cancer
• Enhance brain health
• Improve your immune system
• Help in weight loss
• Fight diabetes
• Helps to improve your skin and hair
• Lowers cholesterol
• Reduces inflammation or hot flashes
• Provides healing to your skin and gives moisture
• Heal your blocked arteries

Why using Ground Flaxseeds is better?

Most wellness and health experts recommend using ground flaxseeds rather than the whole ones. Wondering why? The whole flaxseeds would pass through your intestine undigested. This would not allow you to get all the benefits from these super seeds. Grinding them into a powder or paste will let all the nutrients get absorbed into the body. Just use your mixer or blender to grind the seeds finely at home.

But remember that ground flaxseeds will lose their nutritive value if they are exposed to air or sunlight. Hence, store the ground flaxseeds either in a dark and cool place or in the refrigerator to enhance its shelf life. If you are thinking of using the flaxseed oil, you must know that it does not have enough fiber as is available in the seeds form.

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Things you can snag from your mum’s closet

Things you can snag from mum's closet
Things you can snag from your mum's closet

Things you can snag from your mum’s closet

Bored of your own clothes? Have you tried hunting for something interesting in your mum’s wardrobe? Believe it! It’s a treasure store. Your mum surely would be having some goodies that are evergreen and don’t go out of style. Hunt her closet for any pieces with fringes pieces, classy watches or silk scarves. Here is a list of few things that you could borrow from your mum.

  • A feminine handbag: Look for a top-handle, feminine-looking bag to add a punch while going for a party or outing.
  • Classy loafers: Loafers are never out of style and go very well with a pair of jeans and jacket if you want a casual look.
  • Flared jeans: Okay, so you have all skinny jeans and you want a new look… Pick up flared jeans with a retro look from your mum’s wardrobe. Rock it with a trendy, bright top to get a fresh look.
  • Everything fringy: A popular trend of the 70s, fringes were found on scarves, skirts, tops, hand bags and much more. Look for something fringy and perk it up.
  • A long Wrap or Maxi dress: These dresses are fit for every occasion, be it in any season. You could wear some cute sandals with it in summers or a pair of boots in the fall.
  • A string of pearls: Wrap a pearly string around your wrist or sport it on a simple Tee, a pearl necklace is a very versatile piece that looks good on a woman of any age.
  • Pretty Embellished Cardigan: Your mum would definitely have an embroidered, fancy and embellished or a pretty, cardigan in her winter wardrobe. Pair it with a sheath dress, skirt or denims. It is surely a statement to make.
  • Watches: Big-sized, menswear watches are a past trend now. Search your mum’s collection of yester years’ vintage watches which look like bangles or suit with your feminine dress.
  • Silk Scarves: These style staples can be worn in many styles…just wrap it around your neck or stylish knots depending to the dress you are wearing.
  • Expensive and Branded Cosmetics: Can’t find a matching lip colour or a good fragrance? Share it with your mum. You will surely find a lipstick shade you will life and expensive perfumes in her closet.
  • Over sized or Long Fur Coats: Borrow an over sized coat from your mum to go with your monochrome dress. Pair it with heels and sleek hairstyle to look classy yet trendy.

So that was our list of things you could hunt for in your mother’s wardrobe and look stunning for free!

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Always choose to be Happy !!!

Choose to be happy
Choose to be Happy

Choose to be Happy

Happiness!!! What is happiness? I’m listening, reading since many years that Happiness is a state of mind. But I have never ever understood that. What does that means? I have learned that state of mind now after many years. Doesn’t matter how you are feeling, doesn’t matter how many motivational quotes or books you are reading, they won’t work until you implement them in your life. So, I experienced this one quote “Happiness is state of mind” in my own life.
Yes, that’s true. It happens when you stop thinking about others. It happens when you stop expecting anything from anyone. It happens when you start giving love and happiness to others. It happens when you start sending good, positive vibes to others. Always talk good and positive about yourself as well as about others. Give without any expectation. Donate without any expectation. Stop criticising others. It’s none of your business what others are doing. Focus on yourself, your family, your loved ones. No human being is perfect in this world, not even me. Accept others who they are. Spread happiness all around you. Then you feel that happy state of mind inside. I feel that and always feeling that state inside my soul.
If you want to feel that, first start feeling good, happy and positive about yourself. When you feel happy, good and positive for yourself, you will feel the same for others.
If you see someone behaving bad, abusing with someone, send them blessings. Don’t start criticising them for their behaviour, never ever do that. Instead send them blessings. You will feel good inside.
That feeling when you feel Happy inside is amazing. Once you truly experience that feeling inside you, you will not be the same after that. You will be a changed person. Your world will be changed. Remove all the grudges from your heart. Our heart is the most beautiful and sacred part of our body, heart is made to keep love only. Love for everyone. We all are souls of one God only. We all are connected. So, spread Love and Happiness around you.

Stay blessed and happy everyone!!!

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