Some call it one of the most powerful plant foods on the planet. There’s good evidence it helps digestive health & relieve constipation, some evidence it may reduce your risk of heart disease, cancer (breast, colon & prostate), strokes and diabetes. The main benefits are due to:
- Omega-3 essential fatty acids, "good" fats that have been shown to have heart-healthy effects. Each tablespoon of ground flaxseed contains about 1.8 grams of plant omega-3s.
- Lignans, which have both plant estrogen and antioxidant qualities. Flaxseed contains 75 to 800 times more lignans than other plant foods.
- Fiber. Flaxseed contains both the soluble and insoluble types.
Sprinkle them on or in salads, smoothies, porridge and cereals. They seem to have a more beneficial effect when ground making it easier for your body to digest.
Nutritionally linseeds & flaxseeds are the same, the only difference can be seen in the plant itself. ... Linseed is a shorter plant, with lots of branches and lots of seeds. Flaxseed is taller (3 foot) with fewer branches. Therefore, linseed is good for creating oil and flax has longed been used to make linen, rope, and nets