10 Health Benefits of Flaxseeds


Flaxseeds, also known as flax or linseed is golden yellow or reddish-brown seeds [1] of the flax plant. The flowering plant is grown for food (the seed) and fiber (the plant). The plant is used to make linen textile. This article focuses on the health benefits of the seed of the flax plant.

Despite its nutrients, whole flaxseed isn’t readily absorbed [2] by the body. This is why it’s either ground into powder form to eat, or cold-pressed to extract the oil for cooking and flavoring certain dishes. Flaxseed is available for consumption in powder form, oil form, or as a supplement.

They have high versatility and can be added to various cuisines all over the world. Here are a few ways to add flaxseed to your diet:

  • You can add flaxseed powder to your water and drink it as part of your daily fluid intake.
  • Drizzle flaxseed oil as a dressing on salad and pasta
  • Drizzle flaxseed powder over your warm or cold breakfast cereal.
  • Mixing them into your favorite yogurt for extra deliciousness.
  • Add ground flaxseed into cookie, muffin, or bread mix for added flavor and taste.

Here are ten health benefits [3] of Flaxseeds: