Insoluble fibers absorb water and can significantly increase regularity.
Viscous fibers thicken the contents of the intestinal tract.
Flaxseed is a source of prebiotics that help promote healthy gut bacteria.
Flaxseed lignans have been shown to have a positive effect on supporting the maintenance of type 2 diabetes in humans.
Consumption of ground flaxseed has been shown to have positive effects on insulin, glucose and hemoglobin A1C levels.
Flaxseed has been shown to lower LDL cholesterol in humans.
Flaxseed has been shown to reduce diastolic blood pressure in adults.
Positive correlations have been made between increased ALA intake and the potential support provided for chronic cardiovascular issues.
Prebiotic fermented fibers are consumed by microbiota in the large intestines and produce short-chain fatty acids which play a crucial role in gastrointestinal health.
Flaxseed contains lignans (~800 times
more than other plant sources) with potent antioxidant activity that protect cells from excessive oxidative stress associated with many chronic conditions.
Flaxseed contains phenolic acids and flavonoids that act as antioxidants, protecting cells from oxidation.
Flaxseed has been shown to have a positive effect on the production of hormone-like substances that control inflammation.