Flaxseed and Cardiovascular Disease
Source: By Jennifer Adolphe, PhD, RD and Kelley Fitzpatrick, MSc
Flaxseed is rich in nutrients that support a healthy lifestyle: omega-3 fatty acids, soluble fibre, and lignans. This publication reviews the scientific literature and provides an overview of the nutritional benefits of ground flaxseed in regards to cardiovascular disease.
- Flaxseed is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, soluble fibre, and lignans that promote cardiovascular health.
- Regular consumption of flaxseed as part of a healthy diet reduces serum total and LDL cholesterol.
- Health Canada has permitted the use of blood cholesterol-lowering claim for ground flaxseed.