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Flax Seed Oil For Your Heart

Flax Seed Oil is one of the most highly recommended for general well being and whole body nutrition and is believed to be nature's richest source of omega-3 fatty acids.

In addition to omega 3 fatty acids flax seed oil contains B vitamins, potassium, lecithin, magnesium, fiber, protein, and zinc. Flax oil provides approximately 50% more omega-3 oils than fish oil.


Should you add flax seed oil to your diet?
Some nutritionists, researchers, and scientists believe that it could be the most important health-promoting supplement next to a multi-vitamin. Nearly every system in the body can benefit from flax seed oil's natural properties, including the cardiovascular system, immune system, circulatory system, reproductive system, nervous system, as well as joints.

Benefits of flax seed oil
Studies show that Omega-3 fatty acids help lower cholesterol and blood triglycerides, and prevent clots in arteries, reducing the risk of heart attacks and strokes.

Flax seed oil can speed up weight loss
Adding flax seed oil to your foods, or taken with a meal, creates a feeling of feeling of fullness and satisfaction following a meal. The essential fatty acids in flaxseed oil slow down the digestion of the food you eat and helps to avoid an insulin rush.

Stabilizes blood sugar and reduces hunger.
The addition of flax seed oil to food results in a gradual release of nutrients into the small intestine. The physiological effect is a slow, sustained rise in blood sugar, then a prolonged plateau of blood sugar. Ultimately, the blood sugar undergoes a slow and gradual drop. You will experience a corresponding feeling of prolonged energy, stamina and satisfaction and reduced hunger.

The net result is that you feel fuller, longer and, actually eat fewer calories in the long run than if you would have chosen a low-fat diet.

Lowers risk of heart disease and protects the body

  • Improves high blood pressure, inflammation, water retention, sticky platelets and lowered immune function.

  • Increases the body's production of energy and also increases stamina.

  • Speeds up the metabolism making it easier to burn off fat.

  • Can relieve the side effects and stop development of many forms of cancer.

  • Research shows low incidence of breast cancer and colon cancer in populations that have high amounts of lignan in their diet.

  • Flax is 100 times richer in lignans than most whole grains.

What do I look for when buying Flax Seed Oil?
It's important to buy high-quality flax seed oil as it is prone to rancidity. Light and oxygen will slowly breakdown the essential fatty acids. Look for flax seed oil capsules (dark coated soft gels) or oil that is bottled in amber-brown bottles, as these are more resistant to the light and oxygen. Make sure you refrigerate your flax seed oil to help extend its shelf life.

Dosage of flax seed oil
The recommended daily dose for most people is at least 1,000 mg taken one to three times daily. Many people find that it is more convenient to use the flax oil capsules as they don't require refrigeration and easier to take.

You can also incorporate flax seeds into your diet in breads, muffins or on salads. Scientific studies have used up to 30 grams of flax seeds a day safely and without side effects.

Flax seed oil takes a bit of time to be absorbed into the body before the full beneficial effects begin, ranging anywhere from a few days to as many as six weeks, depending on your overall well-being.

We use and recommend the organic flax seed oil gel caps from Vital Life Nutritionals. It is made from cold pressed flax seed, is unbleached and hexane free. Click here for more information.

 

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