Flax seed

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The richest source of ALA, in the omega 3s. Also contains high amounts of lignans and fiber. Reduces triglycerides and helps ward off cancer. This is a potent source of the ‘fountain of youth’ omega-3s. See the Omega-3s listing for more benefits of this compound.

 

In order to release the omega-3s, flax-seed must be ground, or chewed. Eating them whole will provide a high amount of fiber, but will not release the omega-3s. The seeds must be ground at the time you are going to eat them to get the full benefit. Pre-ground, while maybe convenient - is virtually useless.


*Omega 3 means that there are 3 compounds - see the 'Omega 3' listing for more information.

 

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