6 Of The Healthiest Seeds To Eat

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2. Flaxseeds

Similar to chia seeds, flaxseeds are also an important source of fiber and omega-3 fatty acids, especially alpha-linolenic acid.

However, omega-3 fatty acids are mainly contained in the husks of flax seeds, which are not easy to digest. Therefore, grinding the seeds when eating will provide maximum benefit.

There is a variety of nutrients contained in 1 ounce (28 grams) of flaxseeds:

  • Fiber: 7.8 grams
  • Protein: 5.2 grams of
  • Monounsaturated fat: 2.1 grams 
  • Omega-3 fats: 6.5 grams 
  • Omega-6 fats: 1.7 grams 
  • Manganese: 35 of the RDI
  • Thiamin (Vitamin B1): 31% of the RDI
  • Magnesium: 28% of RDI

Flaxseeds also contain many different polyphenols, especially lignans, which play an important role as antioxidants in the body.

Lignans, as well as the fiber and omega-3 fatty acids in flaxseeds, can help lower blood pressure, cholesterol and other risk factors for heart disease. [*]

In addition, flaxseeds can also help lower blood sugar and reduce the risk of diabetes. [*]


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