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The Benefits of Flaxseed Oil

Daily Health Tips update for May 18:

Flaxseed Oil is a plant oil (also known as Linseed Oil) and is highly recommended for general well-being and whole body nutrition. It contains omega-6 and omega-9 essential fatty acids, B vitamins, potassium, lecithin, magnesium, fiber, protein and zinc and also provides approximately 50% more omega-3 oils than what you could get from taking fish oil, minus that "fishy" after taste that doesn’t appeal to many people.

In fact, some experts 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 flaxseed oil's natural properties, including the cardiovascular system, immune system, circulatory system, reproductive system, nervous system, as well as joints. Check out these potential benefits:

  • Studies show that omega-3 fatty acids help lower cholesterol and blood triglycerides, and prevent the arterial clots that can lead to strokes, heart attacks and thrombosis
  • Helps protect the body against high blood pressure, inflammation, water retention, sticky platelets and lowered immune function
  • Shortens recovery time for fatigued muscles after exertion
  • Increases the body's production of energy and also increases stamina
  • Accelerates the healing of sprains and bruises
  • Eases weight loss in people afflicted with obesity
  • Stimulates brown fat cells and increases the metabolic rate, making it easier to burn off fat

Flaxseed oil can be found in caplets and in liquid form and can also be found ground as flaxseed meal that can easily be added to every day cooking. Try some today!

Find out how flaxseed oil compares to other cooking oils.



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