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The Many Benefits of Flax Seeds meal

You may be familiar with flax seeds as an ingredient in healthy foods like cereal, bread, and yogurt. But did you know that flax seeds offer a host of health benefits? Flax seeds are a good source of essential fatty acids and fiber, and they have been shown to improve heart health, digestion, and skin health. Read on to learn more about the many benefits of flax seeds.

Heart Health

Flax seeds are a good source of omega-3 fatty acids, which are beneficial for heart health. Omega-3 fatty acids help reduce inflammation and lower cholesterol levels. One study showed that flaxseed supplementation can reduce blood pressure in people with hypertension. Another study showed that flaxseed oil improved blood lipid levels in people with peripheral artery disease.

Digestive Health

Flaxseed is a good source of fiber, which is beneficial for digestive health. Fiber aids in digestion and helps to keep you regular. The soluble fiber in flaxseeds also helps to regulate blood sugar levels. One study showed that flaxseed supplementation improved bowel function in people with constipation. Another study showed that flaxseed oil helped reduce irritation in the colon of people with inflammatory bowel disease.

Skin Health

Flaxseed is also a good source of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), an omega-3 fatty acid that is beneficial for skin health. ALA helps to reduce inflammation and maintain skin moisture. One study showed that ALA supplementation improved skin elasticity in postmenopausal women. Another study showed that ALA-rich oils improved dry skin in people with eczema.

As you can see, there are many good reasons to add flax seeds to your diet. Flax seeds are a good source of essential nutrients like omega-3 fatty acids and fiber, and they offer numerous health benefits, including improved heart health, digestive health, and skin health. So next time you're at the store, be sure to pick up a bag of flax seeds!

Suggested Usage: NOW Real Food® Organic Flax Seed Meal has a mild, nutty flavor, and it’s often added to cereals, pancakes, muffins, breads, meatloaf, meatballs, and even yogurt.

Due to its fiber content, flax should be consumed with plenty of water.

Refrigeration recommended after opening.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 2 1/2 tbsp (16g)

Servings Per Container: About 21

Description Amount per Serving % Daily Value

Calories 90

Total Fat 7g 9%*

Saturated Fat 0.5g 3%*

Trans Fat 0g

Cholesterol 0mg 0%*

Sodium 5mg <1%*

Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%*

Dietary Fiber 4g 14%*

Total Sugars 0g

Includes 0g Added Sugars 0 0%*

Protein 3g

Vitamin D 0mcg 0%*

Calcium 41mg 4%*

Iron 0.9mg 5%*

Potassium 130mg 2%*

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Ingredients: Organic Flax Seed Meal.

Naturally occurring fatty acids (example) (per serving)†Omega-3 Fatty Acids (Alpha Linolenic Acid) 3.2 g (3,200 mg)

Omega-6 Fatty Acids (Linolenic Acid) 1.0 g (1,000 mg)

Omega-9 Fatty Acids (Oleic Acid) 1.1 g (1,100 mg)

†subject to natural variability

Our proprietary cold milling and sifting process does not grind, crush, or liberate the oil, unlike typical flax processing, giving our product a longer shelf life.

Fresher ingredients simply taste better, which is why this product is packaged using NOW Fresh Fill Technology to maximize flavor and freshness.

For over 50 years, NOW Real Food® has been committed to providing the highest quality foods using only the finest ingredients. We’re independent, family owned, and proud of it. NOW that’s keeping it real.

Packaged in a peanut-free facility that processes tree nuts.

Refrigeration recommended after opening.

Certified Organic by QAI.

Packaged and quality tested in the USA.


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