Flaxseed is high in fiber and omega-3 fatty acids, as well as phytochemicals called lignans. Flaxseed may help lower total and LDL (or "bad") cholesterol levels, which may help reduce the risk of heart disease. To get the most benefit from flaxseed, choose ground over whole. Your body is better able to digest ground flaxseed.

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