WHY? Flaxseeds

Tid Bit(e) Tuesday

Flaxseeds

  1. HIGH IN FIBER- Flaxseeds have 8 grams of fiber in an ounce. Flax seeds contain 20-40% of soluble fiber and 60-80% of insoluble fiber. Its important to get some insoluble fiber into your diet because this is what feeds your bacteria in your large intestine!
  2. OMEGA 3s- Heres those omegas 3 fats again! They are anti-inflammatory, they make your skin moisturized, and they help with digestion
  3. LOW CHOLESTEROL- A study done by The Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism found that adding flaxseeds to peoples’ diet actually lowered their cholesterol by 15%. (1)
  4. MAGNESIUM- Many Americans are deficient in magnesium, which is one of the nutrients the body uses for healthy bones! (2) Flaxseeds have 392mg of magnesium per 100 grams

1)https://nutritionandmetabolism.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1743-7075-9-8

2)https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24325082

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