Flax seeds and Hypertension: a few tablespoons of ground flax seeds a day "appears to be 2-3 times more powerful than adopting an aerobic endurance exercise program" (from Eat to Live by Michael Greger, MD)
Flax seeds and Omega-3's: Flax seeds are one of the best plant sources of omega 3 fatty acids. Omega 3's help to decrease inflammatory response in your body and are linked to improved cognitive functioning.
How to Get Your Daily Dose of Flax Seeds:
Try to eat at least a tablespoon a day of ground flax seeds. Make sure to buy pre-ground (in a sealed container, not out in the open at the bulk store) or grind your own in a coffee grinder. The whole seeds are so tough they are going to 'go out the same way you put them in', if you know what I mean. :) Keep your extra ground seeds in a sealed container in the fridge or freezer. Whole seeds do not need to be refrigerated.
Consider adding your ground flax seeds to smoothies (my favourtie), soups, salads, or in muffins or breads.