MOUNT VERNON — Flaxseeds have been making headlines lately, as many vegans, food gurus and health-and-fitness websites proclaim them to be a kind of wonder-food. But, due to the fact that health-food fads often come and go faster than the seasons change, you may question whether flaxseeds are really as nutritional as their current reputation suggests. In a word: Yes!
Not only do flaxseeds contain many important sources of nourishment, like fiber, magnesium and phosphorous, they also possess large amounts of two specific nutrients that are hard to find in everyday foods: Omega-3 fatty acids and lignans, which both have strong anti-cancer components and help increase heart health.
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