Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acids (EFA’s)
Anti-Inflammation, Hormone Regulating Fats
Essential Fatty Acids, especially Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acids, are an absolute requirement in the human diet, hence the term “essential.” The American diet is grossly deficient in Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acids. Flax and fish oil are the primary sources of Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acids.
Deficiencies of Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acids contribute to subtle body-wide inflammation which in turn is associated with over 60 known diseases including:
- overweight and obesity
- heart disease
- autoimmune disease
- neurological disease
- psoriasis and eczema
- high blood pressure
The list above mentions only a few of the 60+ diseases associated with Essential Fatty Acid deficiency! Daily supplementation of Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acids is one of the healthiest choices one can make to prevent these many Essential Fatty Acid deficiency-associated diseases. The Essential Fatty Acids are SO important that the U.S. Government officially recommended in 2003 that Americans get more Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acids in their diet.
The best sources of Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acids are derived primarily from flax and fish oil (salmon is a rich source).
Whole Flax Seed
Essential Fatty Acids PLUS Superior Fiber
Whole flax seeds are the very best way to obtain Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acids AND superior fiber. Consider these benefits:
- Flax oil is fragile and goes rancid quickly. When the Omega-3’s Essential Fatty Acids are released from freshly ground flax, the oil is absolutely fresh. No problems with rancidity! Whole flax seed is very stable and will keep for months, sometimes even years, in the unground state.
- Lignans: this special class of fiber is found in some vegetables, but highest in flax. Lignans are powerful anti-cancer agents that help keep hormone levels normal. Lignans may be more potent than the drug Tamoxifen for lowering / normalizing female estradiols. (Potent estrogens associated with cancer). Lignans also add to daily fiber consumption and help improve bowel tone.
Fresh flax is easily ground (takes about 6 seconds), adds easily to food or beverages (see recipes on page 130 of The Holistic Health Handbook) and has a sweet, mild, nutty flavor the whole family will enjoy.
Product # 924 (24 ouncess organic flax seed) $9.75