There is an optimum ratio of Omega-3 to Omega-6 fatty acids. People who get too much Omega-6 fatty acids are prone to blood clots while people who get too much Omega-3 fatty acids are prone to hemorrhages. In the US and most of the West our diets typically contain almost exclusively Omega-6 fatty acids and except for the occasional sea food no Omega-3 fatty acids. Because of this any extra Omega-3 fatty acids we consume is a step in the right direction. I put 2 Tbsp of milled flax seed in my smoothies and find it makes them far more substantial. In fact; a lot of times they come out almost like pudding.
It helps lower your risk of health problems like cancer and heart disease, lowers cholesterol and helps to maintain a healthy blood pressure.
Flax seed is a great source of fibre and Omega-3 fatty acids.
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