Flaxseeds (or Linseeds) are a rich source of micronutrients, dietary fibre, manganese, vitamin B1 and the essential fatty acid Omega-3. The consumption of flaxseed has a range of health benefits including: helping to lower blood pressure (reducing hypertension). They can help those with depression. People with significant depression levels also suffer from low levels of docosahexaenoic and eicosapentanoic acids—the same acids that are found in various foods like fish, walnuts, and flax. Eat up, to help correct these imbalances. They can also help with liver disease, lower cholesterol, and can assist in the fight against prostate cancer because flaxseeds have the ability to disrupt the events leading to cancerous cell production.