Study On the Nutrient Analysis of Flaxseeds and Its Effect On Glycemic Response

Urmila Vijayan

Abstract


     The consequences of having raised blood glucose levels have exhibited profound challenges in the health outcome of millions worldwide. Although there is an intense physiological impact of diabetes, it presents an elevated risk to a myriad of comorbidities like obesity, cardiovascular diseases, metabolic syndrome etc. Incorporation of dietary components high in fibre, antioxidants and functional foods can help improve glycemic responses. Flax seeds are high in fibre, polyunsaturated fatty acids (omega-3 fatty acids), alpha linoleic acid, flavones, minerals like phosphorus, calcium and magnesium. The present study attempts to evaluate the effect of flaxseed incorporated recipe on the glycemic responses of subjects with elevated blood sugar levels. The study also comprises an analysis of the mineral and fibre content of flax seeds available in the local supplies.

 

KEYWORDS: Glycemic response, fibre, functional food, flaxseeds


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Glycemic response, fibre, functional food, flaxseeds

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