Gold Top Organics Whole Brown Flax Seed - 454g
Studies of hunter-gatherer populations show their diets contained roughly equal amounts of omega-6 and omega -3 fatty acids. Currently, researchers and nutrition experts recommend people replace some omega-6 fatty acids in their diet with omega-3 fatty acids like those found in flax.
More than 70% of fat in flax is of the healthful polyunsaturated type. In fact, a unique feature of flax is the high ratio of alpha-linolenic acid (an omega-3 fatty acid) to linoleic (omega-6 fatty acids). Nutritionists consider these two polyunsaturated fatty acids as essential because the body cannot manufacture them from any other substances.
Flax seed, also known as linseed, is noted to have high nutritional value, making it a priority choice of food for health conscious people. Flax seed has the natural properties of fibre, lignans and omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids that provide preventative and restorative abilities to your diet. Even though flax seed has been around since the dawn of civilization, it is more recently that mainstream society is beginning to understand its relevance to a healthy life. Nutritionists, physicians, and health conscious individuals are quickly becoming passionate about the health benefits.
Flax seed is the richest source of omega-3 fatty acids and lignans (potent cancer fighters) known in nature. The immune-enhancing omega fatty acids 3, 6, and 9 are balanced in the combination your body requires for optimal health. Also loaded with vitamins and phyto-nutrients, and an excellent source of protein and fibre, flaxseed is nature's gift to health!