Omega-3: Omega-3's are an important part of a healthy daily diet but most diets are deficient in Omega-3s. Flax is one of nature's richest plant source of Omega-3 fatty acids. The oils in flaxseed are over 50% alpha-linolenic acid (ALA). Just one serving of milled flax gives you 2800mg of Omega-3.
Fiber: Everyone needs fiber in their diet. Just one serving of milled flax gives you 4 grams of fiber.
Lignans: Lignans are plant estrogens or phytoestrogens which offer powerful antioxidant properties. Many plant foods have some lignans but flax has at least 75 more than any other.