Flaxseed or linseed is the seed from the flax plant. It is rich in fiber and omega-3 fatty acid which both help to soften and bulk the stool and facilitate the elimination of waste. Flaxseed also cleanses the colon and continued use may help prevent colon cancer. It has the added benefits of lowering cholesterol and triglycerides. Jean Reinhardt-Martin’s book, Flax Your Way to Better Health, not only reveals the fascinating history behind flax, but also tells you where to find flax products and how to make your own meals with flaxseed.
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