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This low-carb Flaxseed Wrap is healthy for your heart, brain and skin too - Times of India

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01/4 What is Flaxseed Wrap

What is Flaxseed Wrap

Raise your hands if you are bored of eating flaxseeds as a part of your morning cereal bowl! Well, we can relate much and we recently came across an interesting wrap recipe made with flaxseeds that are good for your heart, brain, and skin too. Nutritionist Pooja Makhija recently shared an interesting low-carb wrap recipe that is full of taste and benefits. In her post, she mentioned, “No/low carb wrap that is bursting with good heart skin and brain-protective omega fats and can keep you full for hours after eating?? Look no further!”. “Flaxseeds are easy to roll into roti because of its gelatinous nature as the outermost layer, called the epiderm, contains the mucilaginous material that is activated in the presence of liquid - we used piping hot water,” she added. Pooja prefers whole seeds versus powdered flaxseeds (flax meal) as the grainy texture crisps better when cooked on a pan as a roti. Are you ready to try it? (Image: istock)

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02/4 ​Ingredients required

1 cup flaxseeds, salt to taste, 1 tsp parsley, 2 tsp chilli flakes, 20 ml hot water, 2 tbsp hung curd, 1 tsp mustard sauce, 2 lettuce leaves, ½ tomato, ½ onion, and ½ carrot. (Image: istock)

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03/4 ​How to make Flaxseed Wrap

Blend flaxseeds, salt, parsley, chilli flakes, and hot water to make dough of binding consistency. Line two a parchment paper with oil and roll a wrap with the dough. Cook it on a non-stick pan using a few drops of olive oil. Add filling of hung curd, mustard sauce, lettuce leaves, tomato, onion, and carrot. Serve fresh. According to Pooja, you can also add fillings like hummus, bean sprouts, grilled chicken, boiled egg whites, tofu, and a rainbow of crunchy vegetables! (Image: istock)

04/4 ​Benefits of eating Flaxseed Wrap

They are rich in omega-3 fatty acid ALA, a plant-based fatty acid that is proven to protect heart health and also lowers the risk of stroke. The seeds also help regulate bowel movements and improve digestive health. They also help lower cholesterol and promote a healthy heart. They are also a great source of alpha-linolenic acid which helps the functions of the cerebral cortex, a part of the brain, responsible for the processing of information and memory. As per studies, Lignans, an antioxidant present in the seeds slow down the ageing by curbing the free radicals and hence adding to the glow of skin. (Image: istock)

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