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Flax Seeds

As you focus on bringing up the healthy fat content of your diet, one food that cannot be overlooked is that of flax seeds.  Flax seeds offer you numerous health benefits and are incredibly easy to incorporate in with your everyday diet so there's really no reason not to make this food a regular part of your everyday diet.

Let's have a look at some of the main benefits that you'll get from having flax seeds with your meals.

Increased Fiber Content

One of the first reasons to add flax seeds to your day is for the fiber content it will provide you with. Many people do struggle to take in enough fiber on a daily basis and including flax seeds makes it easy.

Whether you want to sprinkle them over your morning bowl of oatmeal, add them to your fruit smoothie, or incorporate them into any baking that you do, flax seeds will provide the instant fiber boost you're looking for.

This will help to slow the rate of digestion so you stay feeling satisfied longer, while also improving the digestive system function as well.

Essential Fatty Acids

Second up on the list of reasons to include flax seeds in your diet is because they are high in omega-3 essential fatty acids.  This fatty acid is important for reducing the amount of inflammation present in the body as well as for promoting good overall bone health and reducing the risk of developing diabetes.

Essential fats are becoming widely known for their health benefits but yet many people are still not taking in enough so adding flax seeds to your day will make this easier.

Prevent Breast Cancer

Finally, of particular concern to the female population, a diet rich in flax seeds can help to reduce the rate of breast cancer development.  This is due to the fact that the flax seeds are a very good source of lignans, which are converted to two important hormones that work to protect against this disease.

Don't think this food is just for women though – males can benefit too as the omega-3 fatty acids will help to reduce the risk of prostate cancer development as well.

So make sure that you start making good use of this highly nutritious food. It's easy to find a way to incorporate it into at least one meal each day and will help meet your healthy fat requirements.

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