Flaxseeds have emerged as a powerful superfood with numerous benefits. Loaded with nutrients, flaxseeds are an excellent source of protein, fiber and omega-3 fatty acids. They also contain rich amounts of vitamin B1, B6, folate, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus and potassium.

Here are the many benefits of flaxseeds:

  • May reduce cancer risk
  • May improve cholesterol
  • May lower blood pressure
  • May help control blood sugar
  • May help with weight control

Ways to Consume Flaxseeds

The easiest, most digestible form of flaxseeds is ground. Flaxseed oil is also a great addition to smoothies. Store in the refrigderator or in a cool, dark place. Do not heat flaxseed oil because its nutrients are heat sensitive.

Try these delicious smoothie recipes and add flaxseeds for a nutritious boost.

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