Preliminary research shows that a flaxseed-supplemented diet in hens may decrease the severity of ovarian cancer. Adding flaxseed to your diet may provide health benefits, but research is still quite limited on the effectiveness and safety of high amounts of it. These researchers found that hens eating a diet of more than 10% flaxseed (equivalent to 10 tablespoons per day in a human diet) developed liver damage. Flaxseed can also slow or decrease absorption of certain medications.
PositiveTip: A diet of whole grains, fruits, vegetables and nuts – in amounts that maintain ideal weight – will provide the best health!