Health Benefits of Flax Seeds

 

Health Benefits of Flax Seeds

flaxseedResearch supports the fact that eating flax seeds can help reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. One reason why is because flax seeds are full of omega-3 fatty acids, which promote heart health. Omega-3 fatty acids alone have the power to decrease triglyceride levels in the blood, decrease stiffness in the joints caused by arthritis, fight depression, support neurological development of infants, and protect against the memory loss of Alzheimer’s disease. Flax seeds also contain high levels of fiber, of which you are supposed to be getting 15 grams per day. Most Americans don’t even get this much fiber in their diets. One serving of flax seeds contains 2.8 grams, so it is beneficial for you to squeeze this seed into your diet wherever you can. You can also find fiber in many of the fruits listed here. When I hear the word “fiber” I immediately associate it with “being regular”. That’s right, fiber helps you poop. For a healthy digestive tract, try flax seeds in your cereal, smoothies, and yogurt. For more ideas on how to use flax seeds in your diet, click here.