Flex Oil. Omega 3s from Flax Oil

Flax Oil

Flax oil is just another name for Linseed oil, the stuff your brother might have oiled his cricket bat with. The difference is in the processing...food grade flax oil is cold pressed from Linseeds without the use of solvents. Flax oil is useful for vegans because it contains the highest level of the omega-3 fatty acid ALA among vegetable oils.

There are other 'omega oils' on the market which have a balanced omega mix of 3, 6 and 9, but as vegans probably get too much omega-6 (from vegetable oils), and the body can make omega-9, you should supplement with omega-3 sources such as flax oil. Maintaining your omega-3s will keep you supple.

Granovita Flax Oil is one of the most widely available and is certainly the most cost effective of the organic brands. It has a mild but nutty taste and by far the best way to use it is to put a tablespoon on your dry breakfast cereal, before adding the milk.

One word of caution...keep the flax oil in the fridge and use it within a couple of weeks. If you let it go rancid it will do you more harm than good.




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