They're a rich source of micronutrients, fibre, manganese, vitamin B1 and omega-3.  The reason why Omega-3 is important is it has been shown to lower the risk of heart disease, strokes and reduce inflammation.  Inflammation is now considered the initial underlying stage in disease in the body.  Flaxseeds are also proven to protect the liver.

Try flaxseeds in your oatmeal or smoothies.

Deborah McTaggart is a registered nutritionist with a special interest in high energy demand, high performance, travel health, stress and sport recovery and performance.  She works as a Consultant with The Resilience Institute, UK who work with global leadership to sustain high performance and long term health resilience. Deborah practices in Barnes, South West London and global via Skype and Zoom.  Contact me here for further information.