Flax seeds have antioxidant and satiating properties in the opinion of nutritionists at Weight Loss Clinic. The omega-3 they contain are "good fats" that kill the bad, useful as part of a slimming diet.
Many studies have proven the protective effect of omega-3 on the body and the cardiovascular system in particular. By lowering bad cholesterol levels, arteries are less likely to become clogged and cause heart attacks. If you are on a cholesterol regimen, talk to your doctor about adding flaxseed to your diet.