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What are the Health Benefits of Flaxseed?

The healing properties of flax can be referenced in Greek and Roman writings as far back as 650 BC. In fact, the 8th century emperor, Charlemagne, considered flax so important for health that he passed regulations requiring flax consumption. (Vaisey-Genser and Morris, 2003 and Anonymous, 2005) Over the past few decades, extensive scientific research has revealed numerous nutritional benefits of flaxseed due primarily to its fat, lignan, dietary fiber, and protein content.

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Kathie Richardson
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Last updated: 23.04.2008

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