The Numerous Health Benefits of Flaxseeds

Flax Seeds, A Very Healthy Food
Flax Seeds, A Very Healthy Food

Flaxseeds can be extremely beneficial the fight against obesity and to your general health. They come in two varieties, yellow & brown and are larger and harder than sesame seeds. Flaxseeds also have a nutty, earthy flavor.

The health benefits of flaxseeds are remarkable because they can help improve your digestive health and lower your cholesterol. Flaxseeds also contain a high number of vitamins and minerals such as manganese, magnesium, folate, copper, phosphorous, and vitamin B6. Flaxseeds are extremely high in omega 3 fatty acids and dietary fiber.

There is even “…some clinical evidence suggesting that flaxseed supplements, along with a diet low in fat, may be useful in men with early-stage prostate cancer,” according to the American Cancer Society. Flaxseeds contain lignans which act as antioxidants and plant estrogen which possibly allows it to affect breast and prostate cancer.

Health professionals suggest trying to work flaxseeds into your diet by sprinkling in your cereal or some yogurt. It can also be used in smoothies, granola bars, baked goods, salad dressings and sandwich spreads. Even just consuming the oil of the flaxseed can help you retain the positive aspects of flaxseeds.

Ultimately, flaxseeds help your whole body function better and are one of the healthiest foods you can consume these days.

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The Numerous Health Benefits of Flaxseeds

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