Low Cholesterol Diet

Tips for Using Flaxseed to Lower Your Cholesterol

Lisa Nelson Mar 26th, 2012 (updated Apr 21st, 2016)
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Flaxseed is high in dietary fiber and omega-3 fatty acids, which both help to lower cholesterol levels when included in your diet. Here are five ways you can incorporate flaxseed into your diet.

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Sprinkle on your cereal
Sprinkle on your cereal

Start your day right. Sprinkle ground flaxseed on your cereal every morning...hot or cold. 

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Add to pancake batter
Add to pancake batter

Add ground flaxseed to your pancake or waffle batter-you'll hardly notice it's there!

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Mix in yogurt
Mix in yogurt

If your breakfast is on the lighter side in the morning, try mixing ground flaxseed into your yogurt.

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Sprinkle on fresh salad greens
Sprinkle on fresh salad greens

Add some texture to your lunch and sprinkle some ground flaxseed on your salad.

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Add to pasta sauce, meatloaf, and stews
Add to pasta sauce, meatloaf, and stews

Sneak ground flaxseed into dinner by incorporating it into sauces, meatloaf and stews.

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Things to keep in mind...
Things to keep in mind...

You must remember to grind you flaxseed if you want the full benefits. Adding whole flaxseed to your diet will boost your dietary fiber intake. However, in order to access the heart healthy omega 3 fatty acids you must grind the flaxseed.