Flax seed

Popular in vegetarian diets, flaxseeds are oval, flat, glossy and pointed at one end. Here are some of their health benefits.

Controls cholesterol: Rich in soluble and insoluble fibre, flaxseed helps in reducing cholesterol levels. It reduces bad cholesterol and increases good cholesterol content. Including flaxseeds in your diet can help in reducing the risk of cardiovascular issues. It is also effective in proper functioning of the intestines. Flaxseeds can prevent and also treat certain type of cancers.

Promotes fertility: One of the best sources of lignans, which can balance female hormones, flaxseeds can promote fertility and reduce pre-menopausal symptoms.

Improves blood sugar: Daily intake of flaxseeds improves the blood sugar of people suffering from diabetes.

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