16 Nuts and Seeds You Should Be Eating

Nuts are great for snacks and toppings, but are you choosing the healthiest varieties? STACK catalogs 16 kind of nuts and gives you the info you need to decide.

Flax Seeds

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Flax Seeds

Nutrition in a Nutshell (1 ounce serving)

Calories: 150
Fat: 12g (1 gram saturated)
Carbohydrates: 8g
Protein: 5g
Fiber: 8g

The omega-3 fatty acids in flax seeds help regulate cholesterol. Recent studies found that consuming three daily tablespoons of flaxseed lignans (compounds in the seed) for three months lowered cholesterol by between 10 and 20%. (3)


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