Flaxseed Oils popularity has recently been on the rise due to increased talk about it’s great health benefits. Flax is known for its awesome source of Omega 3 fatty acids among it’s other many health benefits.
Did you know that “Linen” the fabric has been made from flax for over 3’000 years?
Flax has also been used for other numerous things throughout the ages, like bow strings, and armor, just to name a couple. Flax has also been used for many other things, but in this day and age, most of the talk comes from it’s awesome medicinal purposes.
Brief medicinal history
Flax has been utilized for several thousands of years, it’s been used for a multitude of purposes. In our time, flax as an oil is created by drying and crushing the seeds. Then they are used to produce different grades oils. Although flax is still more popular for it’s fabric creating purposes, recent studies on it’s awesome benefits are increasing its popularity as a food substance North America and the rest of the world.
However, it has been utilized as a food substance for several thousands of years. In China it’s consumed as a diet oil, and it Ethiopia in stews, or as they call it “Wat”. They also consume it as a drink called “Chilka” and as a soup “Gufrno”. In Egypt it has been utilized as part of one of their traditional foods since the time of the pharaohs.
Why Take Flaxseed Oil?
There are numerous reasons to take Flaxseed oil, one being for it’s awesome source of “omega 3 fatty acids”.
What are omega 3 fatty acids?
Have you ever wondered what the 3 in the Omega really is and does for you? Well the 3 refers to alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). They are 3 acids that are used by our bodies too breakdown foods during the digestive process. The 3 help to bring balance within the body, and help to keep your system clean and free from toxins.
Did you know??? According the studies done by Harvard, omega-3 deficiency causes 72,000-96,000 deaths annually!!!
Every tablespoon of Flaxseed oil contains 8 grams of ALA, and this is a polyunsaturated fatty acid. This makes taking a Flaxseed oil a must for everyone who is looking for a way to help promote balance within the body.
What else is Flaxseed Oil?
* Did you know that after the oil is made, the seeds are then fed to livestock because of the high amounts of Omega 3 fatty acids? This helps promote balance within livestock, which then is consumed by us, helping us to consume even more omega 3’s.
Flaxseed Oil Benefits
The lignans in the oil have been known to help play an important role in the prevention and fighting efforts of many types of cancer including, colon, prostate, skin and breast cancer. Studies have found that the lignans can help to control hormone imbalance and promote proper balance within the bodies system. They also can help by preventing excess inflammation and oxidative stress within the body.
Flaxseed oil has strong fiber properties, making it awesome for the digestive system within our bodies. It can help to delay gastric emptying and help to dramatically increase your bodies efficiency in helping to absorb important nutrients.
The oil can also help to promote balance within the system, making the digestive transition a smooth one, this means less stress on the body. The lignans are known for helping prevent and fight cancer making this a double bonus, and even more reason to take Flaxseed oil.
The Lignans help to produce enterolactone, which in turn acts as an estrogen agonist and antagonist. Therefore it helps to reduce the negative symptoms associated with menopause, also helping to create a smooth transition without the excess problems.
Since flax helps to promote balance within the digestive system, its only obvious that it can help promote proper weight balance, and fat loss. A big problem that those who struggle with weight loss is an imbalance within the bodies digestive system. Eating fast foods and things of those nature can tear up the body and create imbalance, furthermore making it harder to lose weight.
The omega 3 can also help play an important role in your bodies metabolism. By supplementing with Flaxseed oil, you can help your body to promote and maintain an adequate metabolism, which can help to promote weight loss with adequate diet and exercise of course.
Other Health Benefits
promotes healthy growth for hair, skin and nails
lowers cholesterol and high blood pressure
great for hemorrhoids, constipation and other intestinal problems
Heart disease and High Blood Pressure
Acne and scarring
and much more!!!!
How to supplement with Flaxseed oil
There are 2 ways that you can supplement with flaxseed oil, 1 being softgel capsules, and the other being in liquid form. Flaxseed oil can be damaged really easy, sunlight, heat, and other extremities can damage the oil and its properties, so you may have to refrigerate it, depending on what type you buy, follow the directions.
Be sure to only buy it a reputable location, do not buy it at a Dollar store, or other similar stores that sell cheap products. If you're currently taking doctor prescribed medications, its a good idea to follow up with your medical professional before you start too supplement with it, that way you can be 100 percent sure that it won’t conflict with your meds.