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Flaxseed has many health benefits.
- Flaxseed is High in Fibre: Flaxseed contains both soluble fibre that helps lower cholesterol, and insoluble fibre that helps prevent constipation.
- Flaxseed contains Omega-3 Fats: Omega-3 fats are essential fats as our bodies need them but can’t make them. Therefore, we need to get them from a food source. Higher intake of omega-3 fats is associated with lower rates of heart disease, stroke and high blood pressure. Grind flaxseed to release the omega-3 fats.
- Flaxseed is one of the Best Sources of Lignans: Lignans are high in antioxidants and are phytoestrogens that help regulate hormone levels. Lignans may help to reduce the risk of breast and prostrate cancer. Flaxseed may also reduce hot flashes in menopausal woman.