A survivor unlocks the
mystery of heart disease and flax seed oil
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
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
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.
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