In addition to being a rich source of protein, fiber, Calories & Carbs. Flax Seeds are highly rich in Omega 3 Fatty Acids (Probably a Nutrient which most Vegans & Vegetarians miss out on for their body composition).
Alpha-linolenic acid in flaxseed prevents cholesterol from being deposited in the blood vessels, reducing inflammation and tumor growth.
These Omega-3 Fatty acids are also found in Chia Seeds in significant amounts, which helps in repairing tissues and gene expression.
Apart from helping in controlling your blood sugar levels & lowering blood pressure. It has excellent culinary usage for dressing in salads, sprinkling in breakfast cereal, adding into cookies & muffins and are nowadays extensively consumed in the market everywhere in a roasted form, which has proved as an excellent substitute for tobacco & pan masala chewers in India & Pakistan also for it being a healthier alternative.
In the reawakening of the pandemic, Flax Seeds must be consumed regularly to keep the Lungs strengthened since it has anticancer benefits associated with its properties; it reduces shortness & wheezing in breathing. Various studies have proved that Flax Seed consumption reduces oxidative stress and inhibits chemically induced Lung tumorigenesis.
People who are or were smokers are recommended to start consuming Flax Seeds but must be consumed in a reasonable quantity.