What are the benefits of flaxseeds?

The benefits of flaxseed consumption are many, including:

  • Reducing inflammation
  • Weight loss
  • Reducing hypertension
  • Preventing and improving survival of breast cancer
  • Improving prostate cancer survival
  • Lowering blood sugar
  • Improving ovarian function

Looking for ways to incorporate ground flaxseeds into your menu? Check out our Morning Grain Bowl and Black Bean Burger recipes, which include ground flax as star ingredients.

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


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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