LINSEED/FLAX OIL For Weight Loss

LINSEED/FLAX OIL For Weight Loss

Linseed oil is obtained from the Linaceae family or the common flax plant. The early Romans and

Greeks used linseed oil as a food plus it is common in some European countries. Edible linseed/flax oil is available, it is deodorised and refined and can also be used externally as a poultice for boils. It makes an excellent addition to other common oils, especially to increase their omega-3 content.

Linseed oil is the richest source of the vital omega-3s (58g) and a good source of omega-6 (15g). No other oil or natural food, apart from fish, has an abundance of omega-3 compared to omega-6. With an increased use of polyunsaturated margarine in the average diet, the intake of omega-6 is excessive plus the trans fatty acids can lead to increased cholesterol, and damage to cell membranes and hormone production.

The excellent supply of omega-3 in linseed oil is vital for the nervous system, brain function, foetal development and for protection from depression, autism and learning difficulties. Just a drop of edible linseed oil in margarine can make a bright difference, or add it to the salad dressing or add some linseeds to bread or breakfast cereals. Linseeds are full of O-3s!

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VITAMIN E CALORIES – total: 718 kcal. per 100 grams

1mg Saturated: 12g Poly: 2g Mono: 59g

Macadamia oil is obtained from the nut tree native to the north coast region of New South Wales. The trees flourish amidst the rolling hills. Macadamia oil is nearly 60% mono-unsaturated, helpful for lowering cholesterol and reducing low density lipoproteins. Macadamia oil is mainly oleic acid with a nearly unique source of palmitoleic acid. Macadamia oil is low in the essential fatty acids omega-3 and 6. Macadamia oil makes a marvellous addition to a salad dressing with a taste that’s hard to crack!

VITAMIN E CALORIES – total: 884 kcal. per 100 grams

1mg Saturated: 13.5g Poly: 10g Mono: 73.9g

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