Recently on the channel, we saw a flaxseed gel recipe to make your skin glowing and more beautiful than ever. Have you seen this video?
Several subscribers asked us if flaxseed gel was edible. Therefore, in today’s video, we will answer this question. If you ask about that too, stay tuned!
Flaxseeds are the richest plant source of omega-3 fatty acids and are excellent for anti-inflammatory activities.
Its benefits can be obtained from golden or brown flax seeds.
It is also worth noting that the mucilage that it is rich in keeps the cells, membranes and even the intestines moisturized.
But before anything else, you need to know that the nutritional benefits of flaxseeds vary depending on how you eat them.
Do you know why eating flaxseed gel can be beneficial?
We have said before that flaxseed should be eaten ground and should not be consumed as a seed or flour. Did you watch the video?
As a gel, flaxseed swells and releases lignans (a phytoestrogen similar to the female hormone), which is great during the premenstrual period or even during menopause.
The gel can also be used to help with satiety and in cases of constipation.
Did you know that flaxseed gel helps treat constipation caused by medical, surgical, or radiation treatments (chemotherapy, targeted therapy, hormonal therapy, etc.)?
These treatments have side effects that can hinder bowel movements.
Making the gel is easy. In a glass bowl, add 5 tablespoons of flaxseed (brown or golden) and add 17 ounces of water.
Leave the mixture, sealed, in the refrigerator for 24 hours. It lasts about one week.
Depending on the amount of water you use and the absorbency of the flaxseed, the gel may become very compact and hard. In this case, just add more water.
Put the gel in a blender and, if necessary, add water.
Add a tablespoon of this gel to your smoothies (such as green smoothie) or substitute eggs in recipes if you have an allergy because the texture of the gel mimics egg whites.
So, did you like this recipe? Try it and share your experience with us!