You can’t smell it. You can’t taste it. Depending on which foods you add it to, you can barely see it. Yet, your body reaps the healing and health benefits of it when consumed. This “silent” partner in health is ground flaxseed!
Here are just a few benefits of ground flaxseed:
- Great source of fiber: Fiber contributes to a feeling of fullness, reduces constipation and may contribute to lowering overall cholesterol.
- Contains lignans: Lignans are a chemical compound found in plants that act as free-radical fighting antioxidants.
- Good source of omega-3: Omega-3s provide the body with “good” fatty acids. These good fatty acids may contribute to reducing heart disease, stroke and joint pain.