These little guys may be tiny, but they’re big on flavor and nutrition. Here’s why flax seeds are so good for you. If you haven’t tried flaxseed yet, it’s high time you did. These tiny gems have been around for thousands of years, and today they’re prized more than ever for their powerful health benefits, nutty flavor and versatility.
1. Aid Digestion
Most of us don’t eat nearly enough fiber—the average adult gets only about 15 grams a day, a far cry from the recommended 25 grams a day for women and 38 grams a day for men. Flaxseeds to the rescue: just 2 tablespoons of ground flaxseed provides 16% of the daily fiber needs for women and about 11% DV for men. Their insoluble fiber aids digestion, helps keep you regular, and prevents constipation.