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Flaxseed oil in the morning on an empty stomach, properties and benefits

Flaxseed oil is a product that is extracted from the seeds of the herbaceous plant Linum usitatissimum originally from the East and widely diffused in the Mediterranean basin and in our Italy . Thrives in deep and moist soils, rich in sand, silt and clay. But what is Linseed oil used for ? Its name comes from the Latin meaning very useful ” it is no coincidence that it is a very versatile oil , with an excellent nutritional profile and potential health benefits.

Benvolio Flaxseed Oil In The Morning On An Empty Stomach, Properties And Benefits

Flaxseed oil Properties

In recent years, flaxseed oil has become increasingly popular, attracting great interest due to its rich content of nutrients . In fact, flaxseed is recognized as a ” functional food ” as it provides benefits for the body and helps prevent numerous diseases.

Flaxseed oil is an important vegetable source of Omega-3 (linolenic acid) and Omega-6 (linoleic acid) fatty acids, essential fatty acids essential for our body. However, the latter is not able to synthesize it and consequently it is necessary that they are introduced through the diet.

Furthermore, Linen contains Lignani , phenolic compounds with important antioxidant properties . Although ligninans are a component of almost all plant-based foods, flax contains about 800 times more than other plant compounds [1]

MAIN BIOACTIVE COMPOUNDS

The major bioactive compound in flaxseed is alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) which makes up approximately 22% . But the surprising thing is when the seeds are processed into flaxseed oil, that percentage rises to 50 – 62% , and it is the ALA in flaxseed oil that is responsible for many of the health benefits of flaxseed oil. it associated. [2] [3]

FLAXSEED OIL BENEFITS

1. FOR CHOLESTEROL LEVELS

Flaxseed oil has the highest content of Omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acid helps destroy the bad form of cholesterol (LDL) and improves the good cholesterol. It helps balance the cholesterol in our body. [4]
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2. FLAXSEED OIL FOR CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES

The alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) present in the composition of Flaxseed oil can help treat heart disease. ALA acts as a protector managing to prevent various diseases cardiovascular systems thus trying to improve the functioning of a healthy cardiovascular system.
Furthermore, the regular intake of this oil lowers blood pressure , keeps the total cholesterol level in the body balanced by trying to fight the action of bad cholesterol (LDL) by promoting the increase of good cholesterol (HDL), helps to keep the beat heart rate and promotes blood vessel health. [4]

3. FLAXSEED OIL FOR SLIMMING

The slimming properties of flaxseed oil are mainly due to its ability to reduce the sense of hunger, improve the health of the digestive system and promote intestinal motility. [5][8]

If you are following a weight loss diet you can use flaxseed oil to dress salads and to flavor nutritious smoothies and sauces.

In order not to compromise the beneficial properties of the oil, remember that it must be strictly consumed raw.

Flaxseed oil is not the magic pill that will make you lose weight, but it can be a valid ally in the weight loss process, especially when it accompanies a balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle.

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FLAXSEED OIL FOR CONSTIPATION AND DIGESTION

Flaxseed oil improves the digestive system through the increase of probiotics within the intestines. It helps keep the digestive tract lining protected and as a result helps prevent digestive upset . A recent animal study showed that flaxseed oil acts as a laxative to promote regularity , while also acting as an antidiarrheal agent . [5][8]

It may also help reduce intestinal inflammation in some parts of the population, particularly obese people where it significantly reduces levels of C-reactive protein, a marker used to measure inflammation. [9]

An animal study also found that flaxseed oil has potent anti-inflammatory properties. [10]

FLAXSEED OIL FOR THE SKIN

It has been found that the daily use of Linseed oil brings about a positive improvement in the properties of the skin . ALA has been identified as the main bioactive compound responsible for decreasing sensitivity and dehydration of the skin, thus avoiding flaking of the skin and thus significantly increasing its smoothness and hydration . [6]

FLAXSEED OIL FOR DOGS

Flaxseed oil is known, when used in the canine diet, to help prevent constipation and reduce the possible presence of intestinal parasites . It also helps strengthen their immune system . Regular use of flaxseed oil reduces cholesterol and high blood pressure and has a positive effect in the prevention of heart problems.

Furthermore, giving flaxseed oil to dogs can help them have a better coat , making it shinier and even improve some skin conditions. [7]

FLAXSEED OIL CONTRAINDICATIONS

As we have seen in our article, flaxseed oil has multiple health benefits, but this does not exclude that too high a dosage may be unadvisable for some individuals. We recommend that you always consult a doctor before adding flaxseed oil to your daily diet.

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WHERE TO BUY FLAXSEED OIL

Flaxseed oil can be found easily in supermarkets and herbal shops. We recommend our Benvolio 1938 Flaxseed Oil because it is obtained from a mechanical extraction process, a process which, combined with the organic cultivation of the seeds , allows you to bring a 100% pure oil to the table. You can find it in the convenient 500ml format with the addition of a measuring cap for ease of use.

Sources:

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(2) Gebauer SK, Psota TL, Harris WS, Kris-Etherton PM. Dietary recommendations on n-3 fatty acids and food sources to achieve cardiovascular essentials and benefits. I’m J Clin Nutr. 2006; 83 :1526S–1535S. [ PubMed ]

(3) Austria JA, Richard MN, Chahine MN. Bioavailability of alpha-linolenic acid in subjects after ingestion of three different forms of flaxseed. J Am Coll Nutr. 2008; 27:214–221. [ PubMed ]

(4) Katare C, Saxena S, Agrawal S, Prasad GB, Bisen PS. Flaxseed: a potential medicinal food. J Nutr Food Sci. 2012;2(1):1-8.[Citato il 24 giugno 2019] . from: https://www.longdom.org/open-access/flax-seed-a-potential-medicinal-food-2155-9600.1000120.pdf

(5) Hanif Palla A, Gilani AH. Dual effectiveness of Flaxseed in constipation and diarrhea: Possible mechanism. J Ethnopharmacol. 2015 Jul 1;169:60-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jep.2015.03.064. Epub 2015 Apr 15. PMID: 25889554.

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(7) Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine

(8) Ramos CI, Andrade de Lima AF, Grilli DG, Cuppari L. The short-term effects of olive oil and flaxseed oil for the treatment of constipation in hemodialysis patients. J Ren Nutr. 2015 Jan;25(1):50-6. doi: 10.1053/j.jrn.2014.07.009. Epub 2014 Sep 17. PMID: 25238699.

(9) Guan-Yu Ren,1,2,† Chun-Yang Chen,1,2,† Guo-Chong Chen,1 Wei-Guo Chen,2 An Pan,3 Chen-Wei Pan,1 Yong-Hong Zhang, 1 Li-Qiang Qin,1 and Li-Hua Chen1; Effect of Flaxseed Intervention on Inflammatory Marker C-Reactive Protein: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials Nutrients. 2016 Mar; 8(3):136. Published online 2016 Mar 4. doi: 10.3390/nu8030136

(10) Gaurav Kaithwas 1 , 2 and Dipak K. Majumdar 3; Effect of L. usitatissimum (Flaxseed/Linseed) Fixed Oil against Distinct Phases of Inflammation ; ISRN Flamm. 2013; 2013: 735158. Published online 2013 Feb 17. doi:10.1155/2013/735158

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