One of the world’s first cultivated foods, flax also happens to be one of the healthiest grains around. A true “superfood”, those “primitive” farmers sure knew what they were doing when they picked flax to eat.
Full of antioxidants like lignans, which are supposed to help balance your hormones, as well as mopping up free-radical oxygen that causes cell and DNA damage. Brown flax seeds improve digestion with the high levels of dietary fibre and mucilage gum, which stops the stomach from emptying too fast. Brown flax seeds are gluten free to boot.