Eating Papaya: Ripeness, Preparation and Best Times

How to Eat PapayaThere are many good reasons to eat papaya more often. This delicious tropical fruit has a long list of health benefits and is particularly good at aiding digestion with its abundant enzyme content.

As its popularity increases, it is becoming easier to find papaya in the fruit section of your supermarket. But how should you pick a ripe one and prepare it and when are the best times to eat it?

How to Pick a Ripe Fruit

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Top 5 Papaya Health Benefits

Papaya health benefitsThere are many papaya benefits for your health and this beautiful tropical fruit is proof that nutritious food can also have an amazing taste.

Papaya, also known as papaw and pawpaw around the world, is a rich source of antioxidants, phytonutrients, vitamins, minerals and special digestive enzymes that have a remarkable effect both internally and externally.

If you’d like to improve your skin, relieve digestion problems, protect your eyes and heart and possibly lower your risk of many diseases like cancer, then consider the many health benefits of eating papaya.

1. Skin Protection

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Health Benefits of Ground Flaxseed Versus Flaxseed Oil

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 of each and how flaxseed oil stacks up versus flaxseed meal for omega-3s, phytonutrients, fiber, vitamins and minerals.

Omega-3 Content Comparison

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 Strong and Shiny Hair

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 flaxseed oil health benefits, there are also some potential negative effects and it’s important to get the amount of flax oil that you take right.

This page lists the main 5 side effects of flax oil occasionally reported and suggests a dosage method based on slow increase to reduce the chances of a negative reaction.

5 Potential Flaxseed Oil Side Effects

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 3 important things to look for.

3 Things to Look for When Buying Flax Oil

1. Flaxseed Oil Must be Cold-Pressed

To start with, a good flaxseed oil like this one I use 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

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.

Linoleic Acid and Skin Inflammation

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Top 7 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.

Flax oil is the highest known source of omega-3 alpha linolenic acid, an incredibly important fatty acid that combats inflammation and prevents many diseases within your body.

While it can provide an excellent source of omega-3 fats for everyone, there are different reasons why flaxseed oil is important for both women and men, especially a popular new kind known as high lignan flax oil.

Here are 7 flax oil benefits and great reasons to take it regularly for better health.

1. Flaxseed Oil and Estrogen

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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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Treating Eczema with Avocado Oil

Treating EczemaThe term eczema refers to a variety of skin conditions that lead to irritated and inflamed skin, often with severe itching, blisters and red rashes on the areas affected.

Eczema is particularly difficult to live with when it appears on the face. Other common areas for outbreaks include knee and elbow creases, wrists and ankles, chest, back, neck and scalp.

While scientists don’t seem to be certain on the exact causes of eczema, it is believed to be the combined effect of various dietary and environmental triggers, along with a genetic susceptibility leading to problems with normal skin barrier function.

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