Top 21 Most Annoying Hollywood Food Trends

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17. Flaxseed

Flaxseed or linseed is seed from the plant flax. You may have seen it on bagels and various pastries, or sprinkled on top of a salad in a trendy L.A. health food restaurant. But there is a good reason why flaxseed is so hype right now.

These seeds are very high in fiber, and, as you know, fiber is very important for proper functioning of the human body, especially the digestive tract. As such, flaxseed is believed to help cleanse the colon and reduce bloating and discomfort.

In addition, flaxseed has a high content of Omega-3 fatty acids, which help with a number of ailments and promote proper neurological development and cardiovascular health. Flaxseed is also rich in protein, so it is recommended for vegetarians and vegans. These seeds resemble chia in many aspects, from the nutty flavor to the nutritional value. However, unlike chia, flaxseed has a strong outer shell whichis why it should be ground before consumption.

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