What is flaxseed?
- By Team TDO
Flaxseed comes from a fibre crop called as flax. It is a rich source of micro-nutrients, antioxidants, fibre, essential fatty acid called as alpha-linolenic-acid. Studies suggest consumption of flax seeds helps lower the risk of diabetes, cancer, heart disease, lowers cholesterol levels. At the same time over consumption can cause some side effects such as constipation, diarrhoea, stomach pain It should be avoided by pregnant females and patients with bowel obstruction.