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Whole, ground, or oil?

Among it's many health benefits (high in alpha-linolenic acid omega 3 fatty acid and fiber), flax is one of the best plant sources of lignans, natural antioxidants that may reduce the activity of cell-damaging free radicals, slow the aging process, and increase overall wellness. Flaxseeds provide up to 700 times more lignans than whole grains or legumes.

Flaxseed can be taken whole, ground, or as an oil. Which offers the greatest health benefits?