Health Tip of the Day ~ The Mighty Benefits of Flaxseeds

The Tiny But Mighty Flaxseeds

Flaxseeds, also known as linseeds, are small, brown, or golden-colored seeds that are rich in fiber, protein, and essential fatty acids. Here are some potential health benefits of consuming flaxseeds:

  1. High in Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Flaxseeds are an excellent source of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), which is a type of omega-3 fatty acid that can help reduce inflammation and improve heart health.
  2. Improves Digestion: Flaxseeds are rich in both soluble and insoluble fiber, which can help promote regular bowel movements and improve overall digestive health.
  3. Lowers Cholesterol: Flaxseeds are high in soluble fiber, which can help lower LDL or “bad” cholesterol levels in the blood, reducing the risk of heart disease.
  4. May reduce cancer risk: Flaxseeds contain lignans, which are a type of phytoestrogen that may help protect against breast, colon, and prostate cancers.
  5. Helps manage blood sugar: The fiber and healthy fats in flaxseeds may help regulate blood sugar levels and improve insulin sensitivity, making them a good option for people with diabetes.
  6. May improve skin health: Flaxseeds contain antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds that may help improve skin health and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

 Flaxseeds  are high in calories and should be consumed in moderation.


NOTE: Try mixing a tablespoon of flaxseeds into my Greek yogurt. It works well for me.

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