linseeds / flaxseeds are they good? i soak them for 12 hours prior to blending them in my smoothie, i read that it is really important to soak them and ground them before consuming them as this makes them much more digestible. I have read that they are great for you and really low carb, is this true? Thanks.
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There are lots of big claims for what flax can do. The fiber no doubt does some good, but the big claims are for omega-3 and lignan benefits.
It's hard to find any substantiation for these claims. I did find this small study on CV effects
which shows that, aside from raising triglycerides, flaxseeds do virtually nothing.