Flaxseed in the Reduction of Diabetes and Obesity
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 Diabetes and Weight Management.
- Diabetes and obesity are global epidemics with considerable social and economic consequences.
- Flaxseed contains key nutrients to reduce diabetes and obesity: lignans, alpha-linolenic acid, and dietary fibre.
- Diets containing flaxseed or its individual components are associated with improved blood glucose control and insulin sensitivity, increased satiety, and reduced energy intake.