Monday, November 15, 2010

Flaxseed oil and your health

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Flaxseed oil is one of those wonderful slubstances that has been touted to be important for all around health, vitality and disease prevention. At the very least, it has made an indelible mark on the minds of health.

Let's find out what gives this seed and oil its so powerful punch.



Flaxseed benefits

Flaxseed comes from the plant that is grown on the Western Canadian prairies for its seeds. It is considered to be the richest source of omega 3 fatty acids.
Flaxseed oil also contains omegas 6 and 9, B vitamins, potassium, lecithin, magnesium, fiber, protein, lignans-potent cancer fighters-and zinc. Nearly all body systems benefits from this oil.
Let's examine what those body systems are.

Cardiovascular System

Omega 3 helps to prevent high blood pressure, water retention and increases immune function
It also effectively helps in the prevention of artherosclerosis.

Weight loss and Energy production

Flaxseed helps to increase stamina by energy production. It also shortens the recovery time for fatigued muscles. This supplement also accelerates the healing of sprains and bruises.
How does flaxseed help weight loss? The weight loss occurs by stimulating brown fat cells and increasing the metabolic rate which makes it easier to lose weight.

How much should be taken to achieve your goals? First, get the okay of your health care provider. Then, it is usually safe to start at 1,000mg three times per day. Remember though, that it will take a few weeks of regular usage to begin to see results.


Sources:
"What is flaxseed oil, and what are its benefits?" http://www.essortment.com/
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