Flax seed oil has a rich nutty flavor and is highly nutritious. It’s a good source of Omega-3 fatty acids which reduce the risk of hypertension, stroke, some cancers, immune and inflammatory illnesses. Flax seed oil is highly unsaturated and good for the heart. It contains a type of fiber called lignin that is converted in the intestinal tract into estrogen-like substances which are thought to have anti-tumor properties.
Whole flax seeds are rich in fiber and reduce the exposure of colon cells to cancer-causing chemicals. Ground up or whole, their pleasant taste is a wonderful addition to salads, cooked vegetables or cereals. They can also be added to breads, pancakes, muffins and homemade granola bars.
Whole seeds pass through the system quickly so chew them very well to get the most benefit or grind them a little just before using to preserve the flavor and nutrition.