Flax seed has both soluble and insoluble fiber making it a great component in bulking the stool for a bowel regularity program. It is rich in oil which helps lubricate and soften the stool. The fiber in flax seed binds cholesterol in the gut preventing absorption and helps support healthy cholesterol levels. Soluble fiber helps maintain healthy blood glucose levels.
The omega-3 fatty acids in flax seed have been shown to have heart healthy effects. Each tablespoon of ground flaxseed contains about 1.8 grams of plant omega-3s.
Lignans, in flax seed, are complex carbohydrates with antioxidant properties and phytoestrogen effects that are beneficial to women and men. Flaxseed contains 75 to 800 times more lignans than other plant foods.
Flax seed meal has a pleasant, nutty flavor. It can be mixed with any soft food, such as yogurt or applesauce, or added to a fruit smoothie.
To maintain freshness, upon receipt, store in the freezer or refrigerator.
Recommended daily serving: 2 to 3 tablespoons divided over a day.
Allergen and allergy information for Organic Flax seed meal: Gluten Free