Lin Seeds Flax, also known as common flax or linseed. Linseeds are the richest plant source of omega 3 fats, which are essential for a healthy brain, heart, joints, and immune system. Due to the high content of plant chemicals known as phytoestrogens, linseeds have been called nature's answer to hormone replacement therapy. Lower Blood Cholesterol and Blood Pressure Animal studies suggest that the ALA in flaxseed lowers inflammation, which may lower cholesterol, helping to prevent the buildup of plaque, which can clog arteries and lead to high blood pressure, stroke, or heart attack, Adding them to water and drinking it as part of your daily fluid intake. Drizzling flaxseed oil as a dressing on the salad. Sprinkling ground flaxseeds over your hot or cold breakfast cereal. Mixing them into your favorite yogurt. Adding them into cookies, muffins, bread, or other batters.