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Flaxseeds (also called linseeds) are a rich source of micronutrients, dietary fiber, manganese, vitamin B1, and the essential fatty acid alpha-linolenic acid, also known as ALA or omega-3. The seeds come from flax, one of the oldest fiber crops in the world - known to have been cultivated in ancient Egypt and China.However, its just fine to eat the seeds raw.The high amounts of oil in raw flax mean that the seeds can go rancid, especially after there ground, so its helpful to store them in the fridge. Sprinkle raw, ground flax seeds on cereal or granola, bake them into cookies and bars, or eat them as a salad topping.Flaxseed oil is a source of polyunsaturated fatty acids such as alpha-linolenic acid. The alpha-linolenic acid and related chemicals in flaxseed oil seem to decrease inflammation. That is why flaxseed oil is thought to be useful for rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory (swelling) diseases.Ground flaxseeds are sure to digest and supply your body with valuable fiber, omega-3 fatty acids and protein. Whole flaxseeds grind easily in a coffee grinder if you wish to process your own. Ground flaxseed is often sold as milled flax, flaxseed flour or flaxseed meal.Health Benefits
Omega-3 essential fatty acids, good fats that have been shown to have heart-healthy effects. Each tablespoon of ground flaxseed contains about 1.8 grams of plant omega-3s.Lignans, which have both plant estrogen and antioxidant qualities.Fiber.Although Lilian Thompson, PhD, an internationally known flaxseed researcher from the University of Toronto, says she wouldnt call any of the health benefits of flax conclusively established, research indicates that flax may reduce risks of certain cancers as well as cardiovascular disease and lung disease.Recent studies have suggested that flaxseed may have a protective effect against breast cancer, prostate cancer, and colon cancer. At least two of the components in flaxseed seem to contribute, says Kelley C. Fitzpatrick, director of health and nutrition with the Flax Council of Canada.In animal studies, the plant omega-3 fatty acid found in flaxseed, called ALA, inhibited tumor incidence and growth.
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