They are rich in omega-3 fatty acids and fiber which are important for your digestion and cardiovascular health. However, a recent warning from Sweden’s NFA (National Food Agency) says a completely different story. According to Swedish experts, ground flaxseeds are not so healthy as they may seem, and might even be dangerous for our health!
Although some people dismiss the claim as it’s coming from a foreign country, the regulations of certain foods around the world definitely affects food safety. Flaxseed oil is considered a herbal supplement in the USA, but is not regulated by the FDA. However, Sweden’s NFA has put ground flaxseed on the toxic list and deems it unsafe for consumption. Still, ground flaxseed is sold in stores around the world, which is why the FDA released a warning. “Until we have more information, the public should refrain from eating ground flaxseed,” says Jan Sjögren, the chairman of the NFA.
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