The Latin name for flax is Linum usitatissimum, which means "the most useful". It is filled with Omega 3, Lignans and Fibers. In addition it also contains Manganese, Vitamin B1, Magnesium, Tryptophan, Phosphorus and Copper.
Omega-3 is considered to be good fat & is a essential fatty acid.
Lignans are both antioxidants and phytoestrogens
Fibers are considered essential in regular diet.
Ground flaxseed helps lower cholesterol*
.* 16 g (2 tablespoons) of ground flaxseed supplies 40% of the daily amount shown to help lower cholesterol