Why are Flax Seeds Considered A Super Food? Why have flaxseeds been referred to as one of the 'super foods'? There are many reasons. These tiny, nutty-like seeds are loaded with health benefits. Consider the fact that flax seeds help fight high cholesterol, fight diabetes, are loaded with lignans, and alpha linolenic acid, which is known as a key player in the fight against cancer, particularly breast and colon cancer. Flaxseeds are also a notable source of omega-3 fatty acids which decrease blood clotting, prevent heart arrhythmias and combat inflammation. In addition they are delicious. Sprinkle some ground flaxseeds into your morning yogurt, cereals, salads, soups and of course use them to make delicious flaxseed muffins.