Flax has been known to humans from before the times of the ancient Egyptian civilization where the temple walls had paintings of flowering flax on them. The Holy Roman Emperor Charlemagne was so convinced of its health benefits that he made laws to publicize it. Following new research that supported Charlemagne’s conviction, public interest in it has seen a drastic revival.
Bright Side evaluated several scholarly papers to find out what health benefits flaxseed presents and whether it really is the wonder-food that it’s thought to be.
It reduces cancer risk.