Flax it up! Linum usitatissimum literally means the useful one. This superfood, with its long list of benefits is prized for its health-protective properties. Just one tablespoon provides a blast of omega-3 fatty acids, fibre and protein in addition to being a rich source of some vitamins and minerals. Flaxseeds contain two types of dietary fibre - soluble and insoluble. This dashing duo gets fermented by the bacteria in the large bowel, bulks up stools and results in more regular bowel movements!