Flaxseed and Heart Disease

Flaxseed can promote heart health by lowering total cholesterol levels and LDL cholesterol, lowering blood pressure and protecting the blood vessels from damaging inflammation. Flaxseed contains omega-3 fatty acids and soluble fibre – components that are known to protect against heart disease. 

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#2TbspFlax for Health

Flaxseed contains omega-3 fatty acids, fibre and lignans that provide many health benefits including heart health, digestive health and cancer prevention. Whole flaxseed is a great source of fibre, however, ground flaxseed releases the healthy omega-3 fatty acids. 

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FAQ: What are omega-6 fatty acids?

Omega-6 fatty acids belong to an entirely different family of fatty acids than the omega-3 fatty acids. The main omega-6 fatty acid in the diet is linoleic acid, which is the essential omega-6 fatty acid, being required in the diet because our bodies do not make it.

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