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Aside from fiber and omega-3 fatty acids
, flaxseeds are also a great source of lignans, potassium, and magnesium, says Danielle Omar, a registered dietitian at a private practice in Washington, D.C. "I suggest buying the seeds whole and storing them in the fridge, then grinding them yourself to preserve freshness," Omar says. "You can also purchase 'cold milled flax' seed, which can increase the shelf life of ground flax."
To incorporate them into your diet, Omar suggests sprinkling ground flax on cottage cheese, ice cream, and applesauce.
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