Flax is an oilseed similar to canola and sunflower being oilseeds. Flaxseeds are derived from flax.
Benefits of Adding Flax to Your Diet
There are many benefits associated with adding flax to your diet, which are derived from a different part of the flaxseed. The heart healthy fat content, the fiber, and the lignan.
Lignan's are a class plant compounds called phytoestrogens that act as antioxidants.
Some of the health benefits that may be associated with flax include: