What are the side effects of flaxseed?

Critics say flax seed must be consumed in high quantities to get the most benefit, because it is harder for the body to process flax seed than fish -- another great source of omega-3 fatty acids. Some people who take flax seed in high doses report minor side effects like stomach aches, flatulence and diarrhea.

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