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benefits of flaxsed oil

Flaxseed is the most highly concentrated plant source of alpha linolenic acid, an omega 3 fatty acid similar to that found in salmon and other fatty fish therefore providing an alternative to vegetarians to get omega 3 fatty acids in their diet. Flaxseed has been shown in many studies to offer heart healthy benefits by lowering total and LDL cholesterol (the bad cholesterol). It may also help lower triglycerides and blood pressure as well as keep platelets from becoming sticky reducing the chance of a heart attack. (more…)