Not only is flaxseed loaded with plant omega-3s, it also has more lignans (compounds that may prevent endometrial and ovarian cancer) than any other food. The soluble fiber in flaxseed has also been shown to lower cholesterol, helping to prevent the buildup of plaque, which can clog arteries and lead to high blood pressure, stroke, or heart attack.

Flaxseed will help with weight management as well. Flax expands when ingested, making you feel fuller. You might want to take flax 30 minutes before meals to control your appetite. Flaxseed can also help relieve constipation and make you more regular.