diet & weight loss

What is flax seed oil and just how good is it for you?

Flax seed oil, or linseed oil as it is sometimes known, is derived from the flax plant grown widely across Europe and North America.

Its tremendous nutritional value stems from its high levels of alpha linolenic acid. This three letter mouthful is in actual fact a type of fat which is converted by your body to omega 3. Indeed, flax seed oil is the richest known plant source of this essential fat.

Omega 3 is vital for everything from a healthy heart to an effective immune system. It also helps with PMS and hormonal problems.

Oily fish such as salmon, sardines and mackerel are good sources of omega 3 but flax seed oil is a great way to boost your daily intake.

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