Flaxseed oil comes from the seed of the flax plant and contains 50 to 60% omega-3 essential fatty acids in the form of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA). It is also known as linseed oil and is derived from a nutritious and disease-preventing flaxseed. Deficiency in omega-3 fatty acids results to lower intelligence, heart disease, arthritis, depression, cancer and other health problems.
May Aid in Weight Loss. Flaxseed oil acts as a natural laxative and lubricates the colon to get rid of food wastes and thus helps detoxify the body and at the same time aids in losing weight.
May Help Relieve Constipation and Diarrhea. Flaxseed acts as lubricant to the colon and relieves constipation. It also aids in stopping diarrhea.
May Helps Fight Cancer. Flaxseed is known as natural treatment for cancer and helps prevent growth of tumors in the breast.
May Help Remove Cellulite. Decreased production of collagen in our body results to visible cellulites in our skin. Flaxseed oil increases the production of collagen and help fight the appearance of cellulite.
May Help Reduces Eczema. Eczema is an allergic response to food, chemical, soaps or perfumes that can cause skin disorder like dry, red, itchy skin that can crack or blister. The essential fatty acids found in flaxseed oil helps improve skin texture and elasticity and thus improve skin health.
May Help Boost Heart Health. It has been known that the alpha-linolenic acid in flaxseed oil may help prevent and treat heart disease. As more people are into eating foods high in this essential fatty acids, heart disease deaths have come down.
May Help Treat Sjogren’s Syndrome. Sjogren’s syndrome is a disorder that is commonly manifested by dry eyes and dry mouth. It is a disorder that affects the immune system. Studies has shown that flaxseed oil helps reduce eye inflammation and improves the symptoms of dry eye.
Flaxseed oil may be used in your meals in place of other oils for dressings and even used in shakes. It can also be used in combination with cheese, used in place also of butter on rice, potatoes or toast. In this way, the benefits of flaxseed oil may be used and at the same time avoid the carbs and starches and grains.
Flaxseed oil supplements are available and may easily be added in your diet regimen.