ORGANIC, COLD-PRESSED FLAXSEED OIL – FACTS AND MYTHS

Flaxseeds have been cultivated and used as a nutritional supplement for centuries. This crop is emerging as an important functional food ingredient because of its rich α-linolenic acid (ALA, an omega-3 fatty acid), lignan, and fiber content. Flaxseed oil, fibers, and flax lignans have potential health benefits, such as a reduction in cardiovascular disease, atherosclerosis, diabetes, cancer, arthritis, osteoporosis, and autoimmune and neurological disorders. Flax protein also helps prevent and treat heart disease, and further supports the immune system.  MYTH:  ESTROGEN CONTENT IS SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCED WHEN COLD PRESSED The most…

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