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Like Chia seeds, this one is also a no-brainer. It’s basically flavorless and can be easily thrown into your oatmeal, smoothies, salads etc.

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Health Benefits

Flaxseeds are rich in

  • Omega-3s
  • Fiber
  • Lingans

Lignans are good antioxidants that can bind to free radicals to fight unchecked cell growth. Flaxseed has one of the highest levels of lignans. To get the amount of lignans in 2 TBSP of flaxseed, you would have to eat about 30 cups of fresh broccoli.

Your body can only digest GROUND flaxseed

Don’t be fooled by the “healthy” snacks out there such as flaxseed crackers or chips. Whole flaxseeds are just for show. The flaxseeds in these snacks are useless because whole flaxseeds can’t be digested. They’ll just come right out like kiwi seeds.

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The Best Place to Buy Flaxseed

Again, Costco comes out on top with another organic steal.

4 lbs of Bob’s Red Mill Organic Whole Ground Flaxseed Meal for $5.29.

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Trader Joe’s sells a 1 lb bag for $2.99.

With the 4 lb bag, separate it into quart-sized Ziplock bags. Keep one in the fridge and the rest in the freezer. Remember to always refrigerate flaxseed to keep it fresh.

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