Flaxseed, also known as golden linseed, is the seed of the flax plant. Mayo Clinic identifies several common benefits of flaxseed, including lowering cholesterol, improving digestion and relieving constipation. Tradition... More »

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Flaxseed is good for many things such as baking and health benefits. The fiber, antioxidant qualities and omega-3 fatty acids in flaxseed play an important role in reducing the risk of certain diseases. More »

Flaxseed is a seed known for many medicinal uses and comes from the plant Linum usitatissimum. This tiny seed owes its health benefits to its low-carbohydrate and high-nutrient content. It is a good source of omega-3 fat... More »

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As of 2015, emerging research indicates that potential health benefits of flaxseed may include protection against cancer, lowering cholesterol levels, improving blood sugar and preventing hot flashes, states Medical News... More »

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The suggested intake of flax seed is 1 to 2 tablespoons per day, according to WebMD. Rather than consuming flax seed oil or whole flax seeds, experts recommend ground flax seed for maximum absorption to occur. More »

While some experts believe flaxseed is more beneficial than flax oil, because the seeds contain all of the components and the oil has just part of the seed, more research is needed, according to WebMD. The daily suggeste... More »

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Hemp seed and oil provide omega-3 fatty acids and precursors to omega-3 fatty acids, which aid in decreasing inflammation, blood clots, coronary heart disease, and cancer risk, according to Dr. Andrew Weil. Hemp is also ... More »

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