Flaxseeds, sometimes called linseeds, are small, brown, tan or golden-colored seeds. Flaxseeds are a great source of dietary fiber; minerals like manganese, thiamine and magnesium; and pant-based protein.
Flaxseeds have been consumed for at least 6,000 years, making them one of the world’s first cultivated superfoods.
Benefits of flaxseed include helping improve digestion, skin, cardiovascular health, cholesterol and hormone balance while fighting cancer and even sugar cravings — and that’s just the beginning!
Flax is one of the richest sources of plant-based omega-3 fatty acids, called alpha-linolenic acid (or ALA), in the world.
Additionally, flaxseeds are used to make flaxseed oil, which is easily digested and a concentrated source of healthy fats.