Flaxseed is high in fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, and phytochemicals called lignans.
Flaxseed can help reduce total blood cholesterol and LDL levels and, as a result, may help reduce the risk of heart disease.
Flaxseed is rich in alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), an omega-3 fatty acid, and some research has suggested that for people who do not eat fish, flaxseed oil may provide a good alternative source of omega-3. Omega-3 fatty acids are used by the body to produce anti-inflammatory prostaglandins, and they may help reduce the inflammation that is a significant factor in conditions such as asthma, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, migraine headaches, and osteoporosis.
We recommend ground flaxseed because it is easier for your body to digest.
Whole seeds may pass through your system undigested.Nutritional Facts
Two tablespoons of ground flaxseed provides 60 calories, 4 g carbohydrate, 3 g protein, 4.5 g fat, 4 g dietary fiber, 20 mg calcium, and 0.72 mg iron.