“Like chia seeds, flax seeds are also rich in plant-based omega 3 fatty acids, and are also a terrific source of protein and fiber—a powerful duo when it comes to weight loss,” Elkin says. One study from Brazil said flaxseed can help prevent weight gain by helping regulate your lipid and glucose profiles. Be sure to get the ground variety, though. “Whole flax seeds can pass through the body undigested, you need ground in order to make sure your body gets all of the great health benefits flaxseeds offer,” Elkin adds.
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