Flaxseeds can be golden or brown. Flaxseed contains many nutrients including minerals and vitamins. It contains manganese, thiamine, protein, potassium, magnesium, folate, Iron, zinc, phosphorus, riboflavin. The seeds have lignans, healthy fat, fiber and antioxidants. These seeds contain Vitamin C and Vitamin B1, B3, B5 and B6. It also contains high amount of fatty acids like the omega 3 fats. These seeds help in curing many diseases like diabetes, high cholesterol and cancer. It prevents hot flashes in postmenopausal women. It also protects from radiation. It controls blood sugar levels in obese people. The seeds have very less amount of cholesterol and sodium. The chief benefits of flaxseeds are as follows.