Though tiny, they pack a massive nutritional punch. They can be used to improve digestive health, lower blood pressure and bad cholesterol, reduce the risk of cancer and may benefit people with diabetes.

Flax seeds are very high in fiber and provide good amounts of protein. They’re also rich in fat and one of the best plant-based sources of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids.

Here are other benefits to consuming flaxseeds below:

  • High in omega 3 fatty acids, which are great for heart health

  • Nutritionally dense - one table spoon contains ~37 calories including elements of all of the macronutrients

  • High in fiber - helps us feel satisfied, great for heart health, keeps us regular

  • A solid source of lignans, which help to prevent certain cancers

  • Versatile - can be sprinkled in shakes, on salads, on food, as an egg substitute in healthy breads and pancakes