Similar to the seed, flaxseed oil is loaded with healthy omega-3s, fatty acids that have been associated with healthier brains and hearts, better moods, decreased inflammation, and healthier skin and hair. … Flaxseed oil contains 50 percent to 60 percent omega-3 fatty acids in the form of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA).
Studies have shown that flaxseeds provide protection against breast cancer, prostate cancer, and colon cancer. Flaxseeds contain Lignans, which provide protection against cancers that are sensitive to hormones. Lignans also block the enzymes that are involved in hormone metabolism and inhibits the growth of the tumor cells.