THElinseed oil is a food rich in essential fatty acids with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory action. Let's see where to buy and how to consume linseed oil.
Il linen it is an annual herb which belongs to the Linaceae family. It is native to the Caucasus and has been cultivated in Europe since ancient times for the textile fiber and more recently for the seeds.
I flax seed they are small, flattened and brown and have a smooth, shiny surface. Flax seeds contain up to 45% oil, as well as proteins, mucilages and other trace components.
Thanks to the presence of mucilage, flax seeds are used as emollients and laxatives, to increase the volume of feces and at the same time protect the intestinal mucosa. For laxative action, take a tablespoon of flax seeds with a glass of water, two or three times a day.
The oil obtained from flax seeds it is rich in unsaturated fatty acids and essential fatty acids with an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant action.
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Flaxseed oil in the diet
Flaxseed oil it is consumed for its richness in essential fatty acids and for promote the balance between omega 3 fatty acids and omega 6 fatty acids.
The balance between these fatty acids appears to be very important for protect the body from cardiovascular disease and from some neurovegetative diseases: essential fatty acids have in fact a proven antioxidant and anti-inflammatory action.
To enjoy the benefits of flaxseed oil, just take two teaspoons a day. Flaxseed oil must be eaten raw and can be used for season salads or cooked or raw vegetables: it is important not to subject linseed oil to cooking, as the heat would degrade the essential fatty acids.
Linseed oil, where to buy it and how to store it
Linseed oil it is an oil rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids that make it not very conservable over time, as it quickly rancid (and this can constitute a few contraindications). For this reason, linseed oil is generally sold in small bottles.
After opening it is preferable to store linseed oil in the refrigerator e consume it within a month at most.
Linseed oil can be bought in stores in organic food, in herbalist's shops and pharmacies with food departments and in well-stocked supermarkets.
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