Low in carbs and high in fiber, flaxseeds are the perfect thing to add to your morning oatmeal. They come ground so you can use them in baking too!
Fun Fact: Flaxseeds are fed to chickens to produce eggs with higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids.
Flaxseeds and flaxseed oil are popular among vegans and vegetarians who want a non-animal source of Omega-3 fatty acids. However, everyone can benefit from adding flaxseeds into their diet. While flaxseed oil contains higher levels of Omega-3 than the seeds, the seeds actually have many more benefits than just the oil. Here are 10 health benefits of flaxseeds and flaxseed oil.
As with everything, moderation is key. Too many flaxseeds may cause negative effects. Just one tablespoon per day is enough in most cases. If you are unsure how much is right for you, ask your doctor how much he or she recommends.