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Eat Flaxseed! Tip #5

Eat Flaxseed! Tip #5

Elaine Magee, MPH, RD

Flaxseed has been around for centuries. Some call it one of the most powerful plant foods on the planet, and there's increasing evidence that it may help reduce your risk of heart disease, cancer, stroke and diabetes.

Flaxseed contains a number of healthy components but the top 3 are Omega-3 essential fatty acids, Lignans (which have both plant estrogen and antioxidant qualities) and Fiber. Flaxseed can be found in many common food products such as frozen waffles, cereals and even natural peanut butter. You can find it boxed in the grocery store as well, it's great to sprinkle on oatmeal, yogurt or salads.

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