What is flaxseed

Flaxseed: Whole or Whole - Which is Healthier?

Flax seeds are good for digestion. If they are crushed, the effect is stronger. If you really want to use all active ingredients, you have to lend a hand yourself.

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If the seeds are crushed, linseed oil will leak out. It is rich in omega-3 fatty acids.

Flax seeds are an important source of fiber. There are two versions available in stores: whole or crushed grains. Which are better?

Milled flax seeds spoil faster

The advantage of the crushed flaxseed is that it stimulates digestion. The flax seeds also spoil faster as a result, explains Sabine Schuster-Woldan from the Bavarian Consumer Center.

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Mash the flaxseed in a mortar before consumption

She therefore recommends crushing the whole seeds in a mortar just before using them. This allows the body to better absorb the ingredients from the shell.

Do not eat more than two tablespoons a day

In addition, when the grains are squeezed, a little linseed oil escapes, which facilitates passage through the intestines. The oil also provides important omega-3 fatty acids. Since flaxseed contains a relatively high amount of cadmium, you should not eat more than two tablespoons a day.

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