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Last Updated : May 18,2022
Lignan Recipes, Lignan Rich Foods, What are Lignans?
Lignans area group of compounds found in plant food mainly flax seeds. In reality they are phytoestrogens which mimic the role of estrogen.
How do Lignans work?
When we eat lignin rich foods, the healthy bacteria in the gut convert them to a lignan metabolite - enterolcatone. This circulates in the blood, binds to estrogen receptors and act like estrogen thus making up for the estrogen deficiency. However in situations of high levels of estrogen in body too, they bind to receptors while reducing the activity of natural estrogen. So its beneficial to all.
7 Benefits of Lignan
1. Lowers the risk of cancer
2. Reduces hot flashes in postmenopausal women
3. Protect heart health
4. Reduces the level of bad cholesterol
5. Reduces free radical damage to cells
6. Helps clean the gut and improve bowel movement
7. Maintain ovarian and uterine health in women and prostrate health in men
16 Foods Rich in Lignan
Flax has considered the highest source of lignan. 2 to 3 tbsp of flax is advised daily to make up for your lignan requirement.
Loads of plant foods with lignans and here are loads of recipes for you to try too.
Cheers to healthy heart, colon, reproductive organs and general health of cells!
Flax Seed Shakarpara, Diabetic Friendly by Tarla Dalal
We have heard repeatedly that flaxseeds are a great source of Omega-3 fatty acids, and are an essential food especially for vegetarians. But, many of us are at a loss of interesting ways to include it in our diet.
While we do attempt to include it in
Brussels Sprouts and Spring Onion Stir-fry by Tarla Dalal
Brussels Sprout, which has become a common sight in most vegetable markets today, is a dainty vegetable that is sure to attract you to buy some even if you don’t know how to cook it! Not to worry; it is not so tough to handle. It cooks quite like any other vegetable and lends itself to many wonderfu ....
Barley and Moong Dal Khichdi by Tarla Dalal
barley and moong dal khichdi recipe
| healthy barley yellow moong dal khichdi
| jau dal khichdi
| with 28 amazing images.
To make barley and moong dal khichdi
, heat the olive oil in a press ....
Til Jowar Puri, Sesame Seeds and White Millets Cracker by Tarla Dalal
til and jowar puri
| sesame seeds and white millet cracker
| with amazing images.
Easy to make, Til and Jowar Puri
is an iron-rich snack ideal for anytime and anywhere munching.
Both the major ingredients of this ....
Cucumber and Sesame Seeds Salad by Tarla Dalal
A fantabulous salad of crunchy cucumber dotted with spicy, roasted sesame and crushed peanuts. A tempering of jeera and a garnish of chopped coriander add their strokes of flavour to this lovely creation. Enjoy the Cucumber and Sesame Seeds Salads as soon as it is tossed because cucumber tends to le ....
Oats Flax Seed Roti, Flaxseed Roti by Tarla Dalal
oats flax seed roti recipe
| flaxseed roti
| healthy alsi roti with oats and whole wheat flour
| with 32 amazing images.
oats flax seed roti recipe
| flaxseed roti
Kale, Masoor Veg Antioxidant Healthy Office Salad by Tarla Dalal
Trendy lunch? Look no further than a lunch salad
. Salads are healthy, tasty, awesomely attractive and will make you shine with good health.
Lunch salads generally feature a mix of ingredients, which are both satiating and tasty. Usually, some g ....
Strawberry Oats Pudding by Tarla Dalal
strawberry oats pudding recipe
| healthy oat strawberry pudding
| oats strawberry overnight pudding for weight loss
| creamy strawberry oats pudding
| sugar free pudding
Blueberry Raspberry Strawberry Smoothie, Triple Berry Fruit Smoothie by Tarla Dalal
Three exciting berries pour their goodness and zesty flavours into this glassful, making it a top-rated smoothie! The vibrant and refreshing flavour of the berries combine beautifully with curds, which is used as the base of this smoothie.
Laced mildly with honey, the Blueberry Raspberry Strawbe ....
Barley Feta and Spinach Salad, Healthy Salad by Tarla Dalal
Salads are a boon for health conscious people. Easy and quick to make, they are tasty and bursting with good health. A scrumptious salad like the Barley Feta and Spinach Salad is filling enough to make a healthy snack.
Cooked barley is combined with feta cheese cubes, juicy greens and crunchy ve ....
Grapefruit, Coconut and Peanut Salad by Tarla Dalal
A true energy booster, the Grapefruit, Coconut and Peanut Salad is a tongue-tickling treat as well. The sweet and sour flavour of grapefruit is well balanced by mellow coconut and crunchy peanuts, making this a wonderful snack to munch on. The best part is that it stays fresh for more than six hours ....
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Flax Seed Crackers with Beetroot Dip ( Healthy Snack) by Tarla Dalal
We have heard repeatedly that flaxseeds are a great source of Omega-3 fatty acids, and are an essential food especially for vegetarians. But, many of us are at a loss of interesting ways to include it in our diet. While we do attempt to include it in mukhwas, raita, etc., here we present a very inno ....
Strawberry Rocket Leaves Salad by Tarla Dalal
A hearty summer fare of bittersweet rocket leaves (arugula) with sweet fresh strawberries flavour fully combined with just the right amount of balsamic vinegar and sugar, the Strawberry Rocket Leaves Salad features a rare combination of flavours that everybody will enjoy. Rocket leaves are a wonder ....
Pear Spinach and Bean Sprouts Salad by Tarla Dalal
This unusual salad has pear as its main ingredient as pear, and is also dressed in the pulp of the same fruit. A dash of mustard added to the dressing gives this salad a tongue-tingling flavour and rich aroma.
In addition, this fruit combines a medley of greens, veggies and sprouts, including sp ....
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