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What is the benefit of flaxseed in your diet?

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Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Many

There’s some evidence it may help reduce your risk of heart disease, breast/colon/prostate cancer, stroke, & diabetes.
Eating flaxseed daily may help your cholesterol levels, too. Pregnant women and possibly breastfeeding mothers should not supplement their diets with ground flaxseed.

In brief: Many

There’s some evidence it may help reduce your risk of heart disease, breast/colon/prostate cancer, stroke, & diabetes.
Eating flaxseed daily may help your cholesterol levels, too. Pregnant women and possibly breastfeeding mothers should not supplement their diets with ground flaxseed.
Dr. Maritza Baez
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
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In brief: Omega 3 fatty acids

Flax seed can help to lower cholesterol & low-density lipoprotein levels & help reduce the risk of heart disease.
Because your body can digest ground flaxseed better than whole flaxseed, the ground flaxseed is preferable. This will provide more of the benefits from the lignans and the omega – 3 –fatty acids in the flaxseed.

In brief: Omega 3 fatty acids

Flax seed can help to lower cholesterol & low-density lipoprotein levels & help reduce the risk of heart disease.
Because your body can digest ground flaxseed better than whole flaxseed, the ground flaxseed is preferable. This will provide more of the benefits from the lignans and the omega – 3 –fatty acids in the flaxseed.
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