Is flaxseed good for weight loss?

Yes. The consumption of flaxseeds has been shown in randomized controlled trials to reduce our body weight, body mass index (BMI), and waistlines.

For more information on how flaxseeds aid weight loss, watch this video:

Two of my favorite ways to incorporate flax into my meals are in these recipes for our Morning Grain Bowl and Black Bean Burger, which include ground flaxseeds as star ingredients.

To learn more about flaxseeds, visit our topic page, which covers a broad range of the latest evidence-based research

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Michael Greger M.D., FACLM

Michael Greger, M.D. FACLM, is a physician, New York Times bestselling author, and internationally recognized professional speaker on a number of important public health issues. Dr. Greger has lectured at the Conference on World Affairs, the National Institutes of Health, and the International Bird Flu Summit, testified before Congress, appeared on The Dr. Oz Show and The Colbert Report, and was invited as an expert witness in defense of Oprah Winfrey at the infamous "meat defamation" trial.


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