Flax Seed

Flaxseeds are slightly larger than sesame seeds and have a hard shell that is smooth and shiny. Their color ranges from deep amber to reddish brown depending upon whether the flax is of the golden or brown variety. While whole flaxseeds feature a soft crunch, the nutrients in ground seeds are more easily absorbed.

50% of the fat in flax seed is omega 3 fatty acid, making it the richest plant source of omega 3, Flax seed is a major benefit to vegetarians who cannot consume fish but require omega 3 in their healthy diet. Many nutritionists recommend the regular consumption because of all the flax seeds benefit which have been shown to prevent or reduce the symptoms of arthritis, colitis, cancer , heart disease and even acne.
Another great benefit is that flax seed contain antioxidants such as lignans. Antioxidants are very helpful in reducing the damage of naturally occurring free radicals in your body.

You can find flax seed in most local natural food stores as well as markets, drugstores and online store .

Flaxseed meal and flour provides a very good source of fiber that can lower cholesterol levels in people with atherosclerosis and diabetic heart disease, reduce the exposure of colon cells to cancer-causing chemicals, help relieve constipation and stabilize blood sugar levels in diabetic patients.

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