From Less Bloating to Better Skin: 4 Flaxseed Benefits We Think You Should Know

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Flaxseed is proof that good things come in small packages. Picture a seed so powerful that a couple tablespoons a day could help lower cholesterol, promote healthy skin, and ward off sugar cravings. How? The small seed is a great source of fiber, plant-based omega-3 fatty acids, and lignans, which provide us with antioxidants (more on this below). Did we mention flaxseeds are gluten-free and adding flaxseeds to your diet is as easy as sprinkling the seeds onto your favorite soup recipe or blending it into a daily smoothie or juice? Of course, it’s possible to have too much of a good thing. Because the seeds are rich in fiber, we’ve included a couple of tips to be mindful of when consuming.

Want to know more about the benefits of flaxseeds? Keep reading. Ahead nutritionist and registered dietitian Dara Godfrey shares the benefits of flaxseed, the various types, and how to add them to your diet.