Flax (Linum usitatissimum) is a food and fiber crop. Flaxseeds are a good source of dietary fiber and omega-3 fatty acids, including alpha-linolenic acid. Flaxseeds also contain phytoestrogens called lignans, which are similar to the hormone estrogen. The fiber in flaxseed is found in the seed coat.
Its nutty-tasting seeds can be eaten on their own or crushed and cold-pressed to release flaxseed oil.
some other benefits of flax seed are:
Flaxseed can help with digestive issues like constipation, thanks to its high-fiber content.
Flaxseed has been linked to lowering levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL, or “bad”) cholesterol, which means it can help prevent other health issues such as heart disease and stroke.
Flaxseed has possible anti-cancer compounds called lignans, which are polyphenols that may help manage certain types of cancer, including breast cancer.
This proposed benefit mostly stems from flaxseed’s fiber, which can help you feel full.
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