FAQ: I am trying to lose weight. Can I eat flaxseed?



Yes. While the caloric content is relatively high for flaxseed due to its oil content, flaxseed may actually help promote weight management. Consumption of nutrient-rich, high fibre foods such as flaxseed contribute to satiety and may help with weight loss or, possibly more importantly, preventing weight gain. Flaxseed also can help improve your health while you are losing weight by decreasing blood cholesterol levels and inflammation.