Flaxseed Nutrition Facts and Health Benefits

Flaxseeds are rich in fiber and also a good source of protein. They contain fat and is one of the best source of heart healthy omega-3 fatty acids.

Flaxseeds are filled with soluble fiber, which can be helpful in weight loss by reducing appetite and an urge to eat frequently.

Flaxseeds are rich in essential vitamins and minerals  which is crucial for overall health such as fighting heart disease by lowering blood pressure, balancing cholesterol, and boosting omega-3s. 


The insoluble fiber content in flax seeds acts as a laxative that can relieve constipation,  while the soluble fiber helps regulate stool consistency.

As per WHO , 10–20 grams of flaxseed powder per day for 1–2 months may reduce fasting blood sugar in type 2 diabetes.

Flaxseeds also proves to be beneficial in lowering the risks of prostate and breast cancer.