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Containing alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), which can be converted into omega-3 fatty acids, Flaxseeds offer benefits similar to consuming fish. They are also a good source of lignans and antioxidants.

According to the National Institutes of Health, flaxseeds may help in lowering hemoglobin A1C in people with type 2 diabetes.

Another study shows that when people with type 2 diabetes include flaxseeds in their diet, blood glucose levels decrease.

So whether you add it to your cereal, on salads, or whip up a smoothie, definitely include it in your diet.