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The Most Common Nutrition Mistakes

These common nutrition mistakes can lead anyone astray. Learn how to avoid them for better health.

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Nutrition Mistake: You Use Whole Flaxseeds
Photo: Charles Masters

11. You spoon on whole flaxseeds to get those heart-healthy omega-3 fats.

Result: The omega-3s are tourists—they don’t hang around.

Flaxseeds are trendy, marketed as something of a superfood. They represent an excellent way to add fiber and omega-3 fatty acids to baked goods, oatmeal, and cereal. And they’re a good alternative to fish and fish oils for vegetarians or vegans. But whole seeds tend to, um, pass right through. 

What to do: Grind the seeds; unlock the goodness.

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