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Flaxseed is known as wonder food, studies show that flaxseed may help fight everything from heart disease and diabetes to breast cancer. Some call it one of the most powerful plant foods on the planet. Flaxseeds are the best source of lignans in human diets. Flaxseeds contain about 7 times as many lignans as the closest runner-up food (sesame seeds).
Flaxseeds also belong high up on our list of antioxidant-rich foods, unique feature of flax is its high content of omega-3 fatty acid. A unique feature of flaxseeds is their mucilage (gum) content.
"Mucilage" refers to water-soluble, gel-forming fiber that can provide special support to the intestinal tract. The strong fiber content, antioxidant content, and anti-inflammatory content of flaxseeds make them really a wonder food!