Linseed oil or flax. Properties

Every day he is giving more importance to the linseed oil or linseed oil for excellent content in omega-3 fatty acids and the properties and functions of the body in the treatment and prevention of numerous diseases.

We know that there are two types of fats: saturated and unsaturated. The first owes its name to the fact that they contain saturated fatty acids. These are chemically stable, impart strength or hardness of fats.

Moreover, unsaturated fatty acids are unstable, provide fluidity to fats found in vegetable fats and slowing down the process of atherosclerosis. They are considered "essential" because our body can not manufacture them from other compounds.

Among unsaturated fatty acids have identified: the monounsaturated (one double bond in their chemical structure, such as oleic acid in olive oil, avocados, peanuts, etc., And polyunsaturated (more than one double bond), some "essential" such as Omega 6-rich sunflower seeds, corn, etc., and omega-3s, plentiful in flax seeds, canola, fish, blue, etc..

Properties of linseed oil or flax
Research indicates that omega-3 fatty acids are important for keeping the heart healthy and help maintain joint mobility and for healthy skin. The linseed oil is currently receiving much attention from respected nutritionists around the world, since research has shown that it is one of the richest natural sources of alpha-linolenic acid or omega 3. The linseed oil is an excellent alternative to fish oil, since oil has gained 60% by weight alpha-linolenic acid and contains almost twice the amount of omega 3 per gram of fish oil .

The linseed oil is also a good source of linoleic acid, the "parent" omega 6 fatty acid, which primrose oil is so well known.

Because of this fatty acid content is used for:
- The prevention of cardiovascular disease.
- Reduce the rate of triglycerides.
- Combat atherosclerosis.
- It prevents platelet aggregation.
- Skin diseases (psoriasis, acne, etc.).
- Remove cholesterol from the blood.
- Decreased proinflammatory cytokine production in immune cells.
- Alleviating inflammation of the skin and joints.
- Combat constipation.
- Relieves symptoms of menopause, and so on.

The linseed oil is made from its seeds and between the properties of these highlight:
- Emollient and laxative properties.
- Diuretic.
- Anti-inflammatory gastrointestinal diseases.
- Relieve nephritis and cystitis.
- Soothing inflammations of the respiratory, digestive and urinary tracts.

We therefore conclude that linseed oil also contributes to the improvement of the disorders mentioned above.

Ratio of Omega 6 and Omega 3 and Flaxseed Oil
Another benefit of flaxseed oil is related to the proper ratio between omega 6 and 3. Since intensive farming practices and is fed with grain (cereals and soya) and livestock also are used for human consumption fats rich in omega-6 and poor in omega 3, the proportion may be as high as 10 -- 40 units of omega 6, for each unit of omega 3. We know that the ratio of omega 6 and omega 3 should not be longer than 5 to 1. The problem is that once in our diet this ratio was 1 / 1 and now due to dietary changes the proportion being 10 to 1 or more. Because of this flaxseed oil or flax helps the proper balance between omega 6 and omega 3.

Linseed oil, Budwig cancer and diet
The linseed oil form a special way, part of the Budwig diet cancer. Dr. Budwig (1908-2003), German biochemist, seven-time nominee for the Nobel Prize for his studies on polyunsaturated fatty acids, recommends a diet that in his experience has been very successful in the fight against cancer. In addition to a raw food diet Dr. Budwig recommended a mixture based on linseed oil and cottage cheese to give them more bioavailable.

The reason for this mixture is on maximum overload the interstitial tissue with polyunsaturated fatty acids negative charge at very high doses because that allowed electrons to recover the cell membrane thereby achieves greater oxygenation of the cell. Flax oil has a lot of affinity for oxygen, so it is so readily oxidized. Besides Dr. reminds us that the essential fatty acids have a negative electrical charge, they need to absorb oxygen. However, if these are hydrogenated switches polarity affecting the fluidity of cell membranes and preventing hardening it necessary exchange of nutrients and oxygen. In short if the body lacks these essential fatty acids cancerous cells. So Dr. Budwig recommended taking much linseed oil, in particular combined with ricotta, thanks to the crucial role of attraction in the oxygen needed for the production of ATP, the molecule that supplies energy to the whole organism. This will cause apoptosis of cancer cells.

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