Flax seed is very healthy for anyone who is nonallergic to it. It contains Omega 3 or alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) which is an essential fatty acid. And hence can reduce cholesterol levels. Besides this, it also in holds ligands that contain antioxidants and estrogen. This keeps the heart healthy and also reduces the risk of certain type of cancer. Flaxseed is also rich in protein, fibers, vitamin B1, magnesium, and more.