Flax seed is one of humanity's oldest grains dating as far back as 4,000 years ago; it has been a long-held staple of the human diet in Africa, Asia and Europe. Much later in history, flax seed has garnered much attention in North America for its many nutritional benefits in fighting against life-threatening diseases.
Flax seeds might be tiny but they are loaded with goodness through and through. They contain high levels of dietary fiber and an abundance of micro-nutrients and are a rich source of lignans, which has plant estrogen as well as antioxidants. Studies have revealed that flax seeds may lower cholesterol levels, and may lessen the severity of diabetes by stabilizing blood-sugar levels.And as far as Omega-3 plant foods go, flax seed stands high above all the others. Continue reading