Flaxseed Oil

Flaxseed: The Perfect Food

oils, particularly EPA, can help lower the risk of developing high blood pressure, heart attack, stroke, and clogged arteries. Flaxseed and flax oil can provide the same benefits as eating fish—at a nominal cost. Your body can convert the fatty acid LNA (alpha linolenic acid) found in flax oil into…

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The Skinny on Healthy Cooking Oils

…-all answer. Some oils, for example, are best for dressing your salads while others are better for cooking at high temperatures. As a general rule, here are the types of oils best suited for different uses: * For salad dressing, choose olive or flaxseed oil. Studies show that olive oil helps reduce cholesterol…

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Increase Omega-3 for Heart Health

…estimated that 60 percent of our fat consumption was in the form of omega-6 oils (like corn and safflower oil) and 40 percent was in the form of omega-3 oils (like fish and flaxseed oil). How does this deficit of omega-6 and omega-3 oils contribute to cardiovascular disease? It is well established that inflammation…

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Fight Depression with Fatty Acids

…fatty acids being consumed. The imbalance between omega-6 fatty acids (from polyunsaturated oils like those from corn, soy, palm, and cottonseed) and omega-3 fatty acids (from fatty fish, flaxseed, and olive oil) are significant. Research has revealed that countries with the highest consumption of fish…

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The Health Benefits of Chia

…plots, but it’s now being grown commercially in various Latin American countries. Oil from chia has the highest proportion of omega-3 fatty acids of any plant known. Until chia became available, the oils from flaxseed, fish, and marine algae were considered to be the only other viable sources of dietary…

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