Seed Oil

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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The Health Benefits of Chia

…family 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…

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Flaxseed: The Perfect Food

…constipation, but without adequate liquids, it can have the opposite effect—constipation. If you find that grinding seeds every day is inconvenient, take flaxseed oil. It is one of the omega-3 oils and is considered to be a super-unsaturated fat. If not used readily, it has a tendency to break down and become…

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Replacements and Substitutions for Healthier Cooking

…topping for baked potatoes or in dips. Variations: * Herb Dip: Add 1 tsp. minced onion and ½ tsp. caraway seeds to “sour cream.” Chill. * Poppy Seed Dip: Add 1 tsp. each honey and poppy seeds, and ½ tsp. cinnamon to “sour cream.” Chill. This is good with fruit such as apples and pears. * Dilly…

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Mother’s Milk: The Original Brain Food

…and DHA levels of her milk by adding fresh fish, nuts, seeds, fresh ground whole grains and legumes to the diet. I wouldn't recommend that nursing mothers or children under the age of five take fish oil or fish oil-derived DHA supplements. Fish oil is higher in EPA than DHA, and the EPA might compete and…

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