Flax seeds – a natural product that is recommended for use in the treatment of pathologies of the stomach and intestines. But because of its rich composition, the product is also used in other conditions – flax seeds for pressure are recommended as part of the complex treatment of arterial hypertension.
The benefit of flax seeds from pressure determines the chemical composition of the plant. It is high in omega-3 unsaturated fatty acids. At the same time, a minimum amount of saturated acids undesirable for the diet.
Flaxseed oil and seeds contain high concentrations of alpha-linolenic acid – an essential fatty acid. She is involved in the implementation of many biological processes.
Alpha-linolenic acid is part of the membranes of most cells, participates in the regeneration of blood vessels, expands them. It has antiarrhythmic and anti-stress effects.
BENEFIT AND HARM
The beneficial properties of flax seeds at high pressure are supplemented by a general strengthening effect on the body.
The product contains:
- micro and macro elements;
- phenolic acids.
The fiber in the composition of seeds not only helps cleanse the intestines of toxins. It lowers the level of bad cholesterol in the blood, preventing the development of atherosclerosis and arterial hypertension. The dissolution of already existing cholesterol plaques is noted.
The work of the nervous and cardiovascular systems is additionally supported by vitamins:
- B 1 , B 2 ;
- B 9 , B 7 ;
- B 5 , B 6 ;
- vitamin C;
- folic acid;
Of the macro- and micronutrients, the composition contains magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, aluminum, chromium and others.
The harm from treating pressure in this way is observed only when exceeding the recommended dosages. If you take more seeds or infusion, nausea begins watery stools. The use of swollen seeds in excess leads to the development of intestinal obstruction. The treatment is symptomatic.
Despite the fact that flax seeds with hypertension are absolutely harmless, adverse reactions may develop in the initial stages of treatment.
- porridge-like stool;
In the first days of use, the frequency of the stool increases, so the laxative properties of the product are manifested.
Taking seeds from pressure, do not confuse them with linseed oil. Close in composition, they can have different effects on the body. The oil is able to oxidize quickly, as a result of which healthy unsaturated fats turn into peroxides. The latter are dangerous for the body by the development of opposite effects: increased pressure, increased heart rate, radical processes.
Do not use linseed oil or crushed seeds with a bitter taste due to pressure. It is better to grind right before use to prevent oxidation.