Flaxseeds contain polyphenols of which the most important is lignans. These lignans add fiber to the diet. They also contain Omega-3 fatty acids which help to reduce cholesterol & other risk factors of heart disease. Since, the omega-3 fatty acids are contained in the fibrous outer shell, it is best to consume ground flaxseed to increase nutrient availability.
Chia seeds are similar to flaxseeds. Eating chia seeds helps to increase the presence of omega-3 fatty acids in the blood thereby reducing inflammation. These omega-3 fatty acids can also reduce blood sugar, risk factors of heart disease and importantly, reduce appetite. Whole and ground chia seeds are equally effective and increase availability of omega-3 fatty acids in the diet....Read more
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