Flax, with the Latin name Linum usitatissimum which means «of various use», has been used by people all over the world for thousands of years not only as food but also as a fabric material. It is known for a long time that flaxseeds are beneficial for health though only in the third millennium it has become apparent which components are the reason for it.
The most valuable components of the flaxseed are vitally important, essential fatty acids, especially α-Linolenic acid (omega-3 of the plant-based source), Linoleic acid (omega-6), lignans (which have the qualities of phytoestrogens and antioxidants), cellulose, proteins, minerals (calcium, zinc, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium), and vitamins (B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B9, C).
Nowadays, you can’t imagine a healthy lifestyle without fatty acids. We call them essential because you can only get them through food; though they are essential for the body, it cannot produce these acids. The daily consumption of omega-3 improves your health, boosts the immune system, and helps you keep yourself fit.