Flaxseeds are tiny, nutty – flavoured seeds that usually come in two different colours , brown and yellow. They are a source of three key nutrients: Omega-3 fatty acids, lignans and mucilage. Together, these three nutrients reduce disease causing inflammation. Flaxseeds are an excellent source of fiber, omega-3 fats, lignans and other nutrients. A lot of evidence has shown they may reduce cholesterol, blood pressure and even the risk of cancer.