Flaxseeds are loaded with viscous fiber, a type of soluble fiber that absorbs water to form a gel in your gut.
Studies show that soluble fiber is especially effective at slowing digestion, which could help decrease appetite and lower calorie intake to aid weight loss (41, 42).
Research suggests that adding flaxseed to your diet can have a powerful effect on weight loss and appetite control.
One small study found that consuming a drink made with flax seeds increased feelings of fullness and reduced appetite, compared to a sugar-sweetened beverage (43).
Similarly, a study in 18 men showed that bread buns with added flaxseed fiber suppressed appetite and enhanced fullness more than regular buns (44).
Flaxseeds are versatile and easy to enjoy. Ground flaxseeds can be sprinkled over cereal, used to thicken up your morning smoothie or even mixed into water to boost your fiber intake.
Flaxseeds are high in soluble fiber and have been shown to increase feelings of fullness and reduce appetite.