What Are the Benefits of Flaxseed Oil?

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Flaxseed oil benefits the body by promoting higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids, which are used for essential brain and hormone function. Add cold-pressed flaxseed oil to salads or smoothies with health information from a registered dietitian and licensed nutritionist in this free video on healthy eating.

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Hi this is Rachael Richardson with Nutrolution Incorporated in South Beach, Florida. In this clip we're talking about the benefits of flaxseed oil. Flaxseed oil is becoming more commonly used and one of its major uses is to promote higher omega 3 essential fatty acids. So omega 3's are used for brain function, they're used for certain degree of hormone function and synthesis as well as for anti-inflammatory function. So some people think that you can get enough omega 3's from your flaxseed themselves so they grind the flaxseed and put them on yogurt, however that using flaxseed, ground flaxseed is really more used for the fiber rather than the flaxseed oil. If you wish to get the benefits of the flaxseed oil, you actually do need to consume the oil itself and it should be cold pressed and you should use it for cold purposes rather than for cooking at all. So using it on top of your salad or in a smoothie or straight from a teaspoon is the best way to consume it. This is Rachael with Nutrolution in Miami Beach, Florida.

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