Sometimes your blood gets mixed up with the excessive amount of sugar and raises blood sugar level. This situation is called diabetes or some medical professionals call it diabetes mellitus. Diabetes is a chronic health condition that affects almost every part of your body but it generally affects your heart, blood vessels, nerves, eyes, kidneys. Diabetes is a condition that is majorly caused the imbalance of insulin in your body. Insulin is a type of hormone that is being produced by a pancreas. It is a gland that is situated in your body behind the stomach but next to your small bowel. There are two prime functions of this gland. It produces the digestive hormone in your body that helps your digestive system to digest the eaten food and the second but most important function of this gland is that it produces insulin which is essential in order to produce energy in your body.
You need the energy to do various work and for it, you have to eat in order to get energy but you might not be aware of the fact that insulin plays an important role in the energy generating process. Whatever you eat produces glucose or sugar and this sugar is converted into energy by the help of insulin for as long as insulin is produced by your pancreas. Sometimes your pancreas didn’t be able to produce insulin resulting in type 1 diabetes. Sometimes your pancreas produces insulin but in a little amount that is not enough for your body or your body doesn’t respond well to the produced insulin and this situation is called type 2 diabetes.
Sometimes your blood sugar level gets high but not as high as it could be called type2 diabetes and this situation is called pre-diabetes. And the last case is called gestational diabetes; it is a condition where pregnant women are mostly got affected. When you are pregnant then your body produces some anti-insulin hormones that affect your insulin production but this type of diabetes is temporary and it usually disappears once the baby is born. Today we will discuss how flaxseed is beneficial in controlling diabetes.
Flaxseeds For Diabetics
Flaxseed has the long history of its usage and has a wide range of health benefits especially when it comes to controlling diabetes mellitus. We have some substantial evidence that proves utilization of flaxseed can have the great impact in alleviating blood sugar level. Flaxseed holds the power of soluble fiber that increases the count of insulin and at the same time enhances the sensitivity of insulin. Flaxseeds can be classified as a low glycemic food that assists stabilizing the high blood sugar level. Flaxseed carries Omega 3, 4 5 and 6 fatty acids and all of them have the significant impact on the body. Omega 3 fatty not only alleviates the inflammation of the body but is vitally essential to improve the immune system.
The entire aforementioned Omega enables our brain to feel satiated that helps prevent the craving. A study has stated that daily utilization of ground flax seed for a month can significantly improve not only the high blood sugar level but decreases the LDL cholesterol. We have just talked about the good aspects of flaxseeds but what about the bad aspects of it. We do need to converse about the bad side of flax seeds too. To be honest, Flaxseed doesn’t have any major side effects. The individual who is allergic to flaxseed should not consume this otherwise it may cause some side effects. Rash, itching, and shortness of breath could evolve as a result of allergic reaction to flaxseed. Stomach discomfort, diarrhea, stomach ache, irritation of bowel and nausea can appear but aforementioned adverse effects won’t stay for long and may resolve itself.