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What are the benefits of eating flaxseed?

Many vegetarians and others who do not eat fish get their omega-3 fatty acids from flax seeds. In addition to omega-3s, flax seeds contain fiber, vitamin E and calcium among other vitamins and minerals. Flax seeds are also low in saturated fat.

Unfortunately, the omega-3 of flax seeds is located in the seed and unless you chew the seeds thoroughly, they can be difficult to digest. To get the benefit of flax seeds, grind them in a blender, coffee grinder or food processor. Then, add to dough and batter, sprinkle on cereal or pudding or add to a smoothie.

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