Properties of flax or linseed oil:
* Relief from constipation: well in oil (1 teaspoon per day) as in the form of seeds (can be added to yogurt, as an ingredient of breads and buns or let them covered in water overnight and take them in fasting) the body increases the frequency of bowel movements and the number of days going to the bathroom.
* Reduces cholesterol and the risk of cardiovascular disease: Some studies have shown that it may lower total cholesterol levels by 9% and LDL (bad cholesterol) by 18%.
* Adequate Omega-3 to Omega-6 ratio: It contains a high proportion of a-linolenic (omega-3) in relation to linoleic acid (omega-6).
This balance is essential to the metabolism of prostaglandins which are molecules important for the regulation of inflammation, pain, blood pressure, cardiac function, function and gastrointestinal secretions, kidney function and fluid balance, blood coagulation and platelet aggregation, the allergic response, transmission nervous, the production of steroids and synthesis ofhormones.
Therefore, by modifying the type of dietary oils we can manipulate the metabolism of prostaglandins. This can be very important in the treatment of inflammations, arthritis, allergies, high blood pressure and many other health problems. The fundamental objective is to consume a balance between omega-3 and omega-6 which lead to a production of prostaglandins of series 1 and 3 that can be achieved by incorporating a flaxseed oil supplement our diet.
You can help prevent uterine bleeding: Since omega-6 acids from flax seeds are partly synthesized in gamma-linolenic acid which in turn stimulates the production of 1 prostaglandin (PGE1).
* Good ally in menopause: and as a preventative for breast cancer since it has Phytoestrogens, called Lignans, at a ratio of 75 to 800 times higher than in any food. Favoring hormonal balance various works indicate their anticancer properties, favors the decrease of LDL lipoproteins, inhibits the loss of bone mass and competes with ovarian estrogens in breast recipients. Its fiber (greater effect as taking the seed) captures those non-beneficial estrogen and removes them via intestinal avoiding it s(e) accumulate in the breast.
Also being rich in omega-3 helps combat excess of 2 type prostaglandins which are strongly inflammatory, with a great capacity of accumulation in ducts breast and therefore considered as cofactors in neoplastic processes, especially in the breast.
How to use:
Ideal as a nutritional supplement and add to salads, soups, ect.