The Unique Benefits of Flax Seed Oil
by John C White
Linoleic acid is an unsaturated omega-6 fatty acid that is found in all of the typical oils
used in cooking and also in most of the foods that you eat. As such, it is abundantly
found in any typical diet.

Alpha-linolenic acid, on the other hand, is an omega-3 fatty acid. The oils and foods
that contain this fatty acid is not part of the typical diet, and not surprisingly, is
deficient in most diets. Since flax seed oil is rich in omega-3, this is where the oil
comes into play.

Why Omega-3 is Needed

As stated above, omega-3 is an essential fatty acid. One of its greatest importance
has to do with brain cells. This fatty acid is essential in the development of brain cells
in small children, as well as for the continued healthy functioning of brain cells in
adults.

Besides being important for cells in your brain, omega-3 fatty acids have been shown
to help block the storage of fat, act as an anti-catabolic and anti-inflammatory,
improve insulin sensitivity, and increase beta oxidation, which is important for fat
burning.

Flax Seed Oil

Given the benefits of omega-3 and the fact that it is an essential part of your diet, a
first-rate source is desirable, which is why flax seed oil is so important.

Flax seed oil is one of the richest sources of omega-3, having six times more of the
fatty acid than soybean oil. Also, the oil is highly unsaturated, which means that it is
easily damaged when exposed to light, heat or oxygen. To prevent this, the oil is
packaged in black plastic bottles and is kept in the refrigerator section of natural food
stores.

And because heat damages the oil, it is not good for frying or sauteing. Some typical
ways of using the oil is as a base for salad dressing, mixing it with dips, or simply
taking a spoonful daily.

So, to experience the health benefits that omega-3 provides, add flax seed oil to
your diet. Doing so may be just the ticket you need to take your health to the next
level.


About The Author

John C White

Check out the latest news and information on diets, weigh loss products, and
exercise at
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In addition to reporting on the latest information regarding diet and weight loss
research, the site is updated daily with advice and guidance on ways to burn fat
quickly. Plus, learn about
to get a flat tummy.
Flax seed oil can assists in weight loss
and in an overall improvement in your
health. As oppose to many other
supplements, it is natural and when
taken in reasonable doses has no
long term detrimental side effects.
So, if you are having trouble reaching
your fitness goals, supplementing
with the oil may be just what you
need.

As for why it is effective, it first helps
to know about two specific types of
essential fatty acids: Linoleic acid and
Alpha-linolenic acid.
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