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December 1998 Issue

Helpful Hints for Adding Nutritious Flaxseed to Your Diet

Q. I've been reading a lot about the nutritional benefits of flaxseed. What is it and how can I add it to my diet? A. Flaxseed is growing in popularity as scientists confirm it is packed with healthful components. The light brown seed from the blue-flowered flax plant (Linum usitatissimum) has been used as food and medicine since ancient times. History tells us Hippocrates used it to relieve intestinal discomfort. Flaxseed resembles the

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