Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Yay to Flaxseed!

I was just reading about 15 tricks to turn ordinary foods into nutritional superpowers and I got really interested in flaxseed oil. Reading more, this seems to be an incredible supplement, especially for a vegetarian like me. Get this - just one teaspoon of flaxseed oil contains about 2.5 gm omega-3 fatty acids, besides being rich in omega-6 fatty acids. Consumption of modest amounts of flaxseed oil has been shown to reduce incidence of heart disease, cancers, acne, fatigue and several other conditions. For more information on flaxseed and other tips, check out these sites:

WholeHealthMD's Flaxseed page
Dr Mirkin argues that omega-3's from plants are better than those from fish!
Practical Usage Tips

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