Flax seeds is used as a dietary supplement to prevent constipation, diabetes, high cholesterol, heart disease, cancer, and several other conditions. The nutrients in flaxseed include lignans, antioxidants, fiber, protein, and polyunsaturated fatty acids such as alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), or omega-3.
Omega-3 essential fatty acids, "good" fats that have been shown to have heart-healthy effects. Each tablespoon of ground flaxseed contains about 1.8 grams of plant omega-3s. Lignans, which have both plant estrogen and antioxidant qualities. Flaxseed contains 75 to 800 times more lignans than other plant foods.
√Add a tablespoon of ground flaxseed to your hot or cold breakfast cereal.
√Add a teaspoon of ground flaxseed to mayonnaise or mustard when making a sandwich.
√Mix a tablespoon of ground flaxseed into an 8-ounce container of yogurt