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Flaxseed and Flaxseed Oil

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Because the typical American diet may not include a sufficient amount of essential fatty acids (EFAs) and the body cannot produce them on its own, it is vital that we include sources of these EFAs in our diets. Flaxseed and flaxseed oil are great sources of omega-3 fatty acids for anyone, especially vegans, vegetarians and those with specific food allergies. Flaxseed also contains beneficial phytochemicals called lignans, which support immune system health, and is a great source of dietary fiber (which helps ...
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Overview


Because the typical American diet may not include a sufficient amount of essential fatty acids (EFAs) and the body cannot produce them on its own, it is vital that we include sources of these EFAs in our diets. Flaxseed and flaxseed oil are great sources of omega-3 fatty acids for anyone, especially vegans, vegetarians and those with specific food allergies. Flaxseed also contains beneficial phytochemicals called lignans, which support immune system health, and is a great source of dietary fiber (which helps protect the digestive system, lowers cholesterol and aids in weight loss). In this completely revised and updated booklet, learn how supplementing the diet with the omega-3s found in flaxseeds and flaxseed oil can promote cardiovascular health, help metabolize cholesterol and fats and combat autoimmune disorders like rheumatoid arthritis.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580542036
  • Publisher: Woodland Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/1/2011
  • Series: Woodland Health Series
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 32
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Ancient Seed 5

Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) 6

Functions of EFAs 6

Omega-3 and Omega-6 7

Negative Effects of a Fatty Acid Imbalance 9

Flaxseed: Triple the Benefits 10

Fish Oil vs. Flaxseed and Flaxseed Oil 10

Flaxseed and Lignans 11

Flaxseed and Fiber 12

Health Benefits of Flaxseed 13

Heart Disease 13

High Cholesterol 14

High Blood Pressure 16

Stroke 16

Rheumatoid Arthritis 17

Multiple Sclerosis 18

Psoriasis 18

Cancer 19

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder 20

Additional Roles of Flaxseed and Flaxseed Oil 21

Continuing Research 23

Selecting a Flaxseed Source 24

Choosing a Good Flaxseed Oil 24

Tips for Storing and Using Whole or Ground Flaxseed 25

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