The benefits of Flaxseed oil can significantly improve your health. We've all heard by now that Omega 3 Fatty Acids are required for our bodies optimum health, flaxseed oil is nature's richest source in Omega 6 and Omega 9 fatty acids.
Flaxseeds also contain other fatty acids in substances such as alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), which has been proven to prevent heart disease, inflammatory bowel disease, and arthritis.
Other nutrients and vitamins found in Flaxseed Oil Include:
The benefits of Flaxseed oil can affect nearly every system in your body, including circulatory, cardiovascular, immune, reproductive, and nervous systems.
*High blood Pressure and High Cholesterol can be lowered simply by adding flaxseed oil to your diet.
Studies have also shown that it reduces risk of Heart Disease, Colon Cancer, and Breast Cancer.
Buying And Storing Flaxseed Oil
Flaxseed oil can usually be found in the vitamin section of your local natural foods store or Whole Foods, in a refrigerator. When shopping for Flaxseed Oil, Keep a few things in mind:
Read the Label! Organic, cold-pressed and un-refined oils are best. Make sure there are no additives.
For maximum benefits of flaxseed oil, always check the expiration date.
When storing the oil, ALWAYS keep refrigerated, it can keep for up to 3 months.
Always use the oil fresh, NEVER heated, cooking flaxseed oil will diminish it's amazing properties.
Flaxseed Oil Recipes
Flaxseed oil has a mild taste so it can be added generously to shakes and smoothies. You can also substitute it for other oils in dressings and on vegetables.
Here is a simple recipe for salads:
FLAXY LEMON DRESSING
1/2 cup flaxseed oil
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon fresh grated lemon
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon dried dill
Instructions::Combine all ingredients in a jar or tightly sealed container. Shake well and refrigerate. One tablespoon equals one serving. This recipe can be made up ahead of time and refrigerated until ready to use.
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