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The Small & Mighty Flaxseed

Posted by Melissa Lopez on

Don’t let this tiny seed’s size mislead you. Derived from the flax plant, an annual herb believed to have originated in Egypt, flaxseed boasts countless potential health benefits and has been ingested and revered for its nutritional properties for centuries. Flaxseed boasts a whole list of purported health benefits, but three key properties, in particular, make it stand out as a nutritional heavy hitter: omega-3 fatty acids, lignans and fiber. Flaxseed contains omega-3 fatty acids (“good” fats). These essential fatty acids may act as an anti-inflammatory and are not synthesized by the human body, meaning they must be ingested for...

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