Category Archives for "Healthiest Oils"

The Healthiest Oils for Cooking, Hair and Skin Treatments and Improving Your Health like Avocado Oil, Flaxseed Oil and Pumpkin Seed Oil.

How to Use Black Currant Oil for Hair Loss and Better Health

Black currant seed oil propertiesBlack currant oil is an unusually powerful nutritional oil with many health benefits.

Ahead is how the gamma linoleic acid and other nutrition in black currant seed oil may help treat and prevent thinning hair, the best dosage for hair loss and other potential benefits of black currant oil.

Hormones, Hair Loss and Fatty Acids

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Choosing the Best Avocado Oil

Californian avocado oilAvocado oil is growing in popularity as more and more people recognize its value as a superior cooking oil. Cold pressed avocado oil also has many beneficial properties for improving your appearance, disease prevention and long-term optimal health.

I’ve written before about the importance of the smoke point of the oil you cook with and why avocado oil is the best and perhaps only oil that should be used for high temperature frying.

There’s also numerous reasons why the vegetable oils in most people’s kitchens may be damaging their health and why a good avocado oil is the best replacement.

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Ground Flaxseed vs Flaxseed Oil – Which is Healthier?

Flax Oil or Ground FlaxBoth ground flaxseed and flaxseed oil can have significant nutritional benefits but which one is better for your health? Let’s have a look at the main health benefits and how flaxseed oil stacks up versus flaxseed meal.

Omega-3 Content

The majority of people eating ground flax or taking the oil are doing so because of their incredibly high omega-3 fatty acid content.

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How to Use Flaxseed Oil for Hair That is Strong and Shiny

Omega-3 HairThere are two ways to use flaxseed oil for hair and improving its strength and shine. Both of them rely on the extremely high omega-3 alpha linolenic acid content of flax seeds, which is concentrated even further in cold pressed flaxseed oil.

The first and most important is getting more omega-3 fatty acids in your diet. Many people report greatly improved hair and better health in general with a daily dosage of flax oil taken in a certain way.

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How to Use Flaxseed Oil for Weight Loss

Weight loss FlaxBoth flaxseed oil and ground flaxseed can help with weight loss in ways that most people wouldn’t expect and it has nothing to do with dieting.

Ahead is a look at how flax can help suppress appetite, improve metabolism, regulate blood sugar and insulin, enhance digestion and increase thermogenic fat burning.

Diets Don’t Work

The most important thing to remember when you want to lose weight is do not diet. It simply does not work.

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5 Flaxseed Oil Side Effects and Best Dosage

Dosage Flax Oil While there are many health benefits, there are also some potential flaxseed oil negative effects. This page lists the main 5 side effects of flax oil  occasionally reported and suggests a dosage to reduce the chances of a negative reaction.

1. Blood Thinning Precautions

The omega-3 fatty acids in flax oil can help make blood platelets less sticky, potentially reducing the chances of a dangerous blood clot forming in our arteries.

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Where to Buy Flaxseed Oil Online

Best Flaxseed Oil With its high omega-3 fatty acid content, flax oil is one of the more fragile nutritional oils. Before you buy flaxseed oil online there a few important things to look for.

To start with, flaxseed oil should always be cold pressed. Too much heat can damage the structure of the fatty acids so the oil has to be produced carefully to avoid high temperatures.

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Using Flaxseed Oil for Dry Skin

Flaxseed Oil skinYou can use flax oil for dry skin in two different ways and this page will show how cold pressed flaxseed oil can help improve your facial skin tone and moisturization levels.

The first is by applying it to your face as an external moisturizer. Not only does the very high omega-3 content in the oil have an anti-inflammatory effect, it also helps normalize skin lipids and seal in moisture, both of which leads to improved hydration.

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How to Get Better Skin with Flaxseed Oil and ALA

Improve Skin Flax OilFlaxseed oil is the richest food source of alpha linolenic acid (ALA), comprising over 50% of this essential omega-3 dietary fat.

Unfortunately, ALA consumption has dropped significantly in modern times, while, by comparison, most people’s intake of omega-6 fats like linoleic acid has increased dramatically.

If we want to address skin problems like acne, dry and flaky skin, eczema and psoriasis, or just have better skin in general, then flaxseed oil can help redress this imbalance.

Omega-6 and Inflammation

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Why Flaxseed Oil Is Important for Women

Flaxseed Oil LignansWhile it can provide an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids for everyone, there are reasons why flaxseed oil is more important for women, especially a popular new kind known as high lignan flaxseed oil.

Flaxseed Oil, Lignans and Estrogens

Lignans are phytoestrogens and are present in many seeds, grains and vegetables, but flax is the richest dietary source. They are metabolized in the digestive tract into enterolactone and enterodiol. These compounds are structurally similar but a lot less potent than estradiol, the most common form of estrogen in women’s bodies.

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The Many Health Benefits of Flaxseed Oil

Flax oil benefitsFlaxseed oil is a deep, golden oil with a light and nutty flavor. Derived from flax seeds, which have been used medicinally for thousands of years, there are many flaxseed oil benefits for your health. It is also the highest known source of omega-3 alpha linolenic acid.

Flaxseed Oil, Inflammation and Omega-3

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Psoriasis, Avocado Oil and Fish Oil – A Topical Treatment

Treating Psoriasis with Avocado OilPsoriasis is a non-contagious, recurring skin disease with symptoms that include patches of rough, dry and scaly skin surrounded by a red, inflamed border. Areas affected often become cracked and painful with severe itching.

Psoriasis can occur in various places on the body and over 6 million people in the USA are believed to be sufferers.

Avocado Oil and Psoriasis

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