Flaxseed; Ground or Whole?

So Flaxseed is a plant based food that has been around for a very long time. It is believed that it may reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, cancer and even diabetes. It is currently what I call a “fad food” because everyone is consuming it- adding it to recipes, adding it to shakes, adding it to oatmeal, etc. But I always like people to know why this is so popular. Flaxseed is considered a sort of super food because it is rich in Omega-3 Fatty Acids, Fiber, & Lignans. What people might not know, is that it is very difficult to digest in whole (or seed) form. To obtain more nutrients from this super grain, you may want to buy the ground flaxseed as opposed to whole! 🙂

Here are some additional links below:

http://www.webmd.com/diet/benefits-of-flaxseed

http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/expert-answers/flaxseed/faq-20058354

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