Flax seeds are a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids, lignans, and dietary fiber that offer several health benefits. Omega-3 fatty acids present in flax seeds have anti-inflammatory properties and help reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, and cancer.
The lignans present in flax seeds act as antioxidants that lower the risk of breast cancer, balance hormones, and reduce inflammation. Additionally, dietary fiber in flax seeds maintains bowel function, reduces cholesterol levels and stabilizes blood sugar levels in people with diabetes.
Flax seeds are also an excellent source of plant-based protein that helps build muscle mass and repair body tissue. Adding ground flaxseed to your diet is an easy way to promote overall health while also adding a flavorful nutty taste to dishes. However, it is essential to consult with a healthcare professional before incorporating large amounts into your diet due to possible side effects such as diarrhea or bloating.
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