Are you getting enough omega-3?
When you are short of omega-3 lots of parts of the body can be affected. So if something “just isn’t quite right” or the doctor has suggested “well it’s your age”; shortage of omega-3 could be contributing to the problem.
The UK diet is typically very short of omega-3 this is partly due to omega-3 being a relatively scarce nutrient in nature and modern farming and food production methods further reduce it in the diet.
Balance of Omega-3: Omega-6 is essential
Almost just as important as the amount of omega-3 in the diet is balance of omega-3 to omega-6. We need somewhere around one part of omega-3 to every 1 to 4 parts of omega 6 for a healthy diet.
If we get too much omega-6 and not enough omega-3 too many inflammatory hormones are produced. Since the imbalance of omega-6 comes comes into our diets from cereals, most vegetable oils and farmed animals especially pork, chicken and eggs excess omega-6 builds up in our bodies. The increase in omega-6 can then increase inflammation.
Flax Farm Cold-Pressed Linseed Oil
Flax Farm cold pressed linseed (flax seed) oil is more than 50% omega-3 and a great way to top up your omega-3 levels. Because it is so rich in omega-3 you only need a little added to food to provide an omega-3 intake comparable to eating large helping of fish every day.
Vegetarian or Vegan?
Vegetarians and vegans need to proactively work at getting omega-3 into their diets. Most of our linseed products and especially the oil are an excellent way to ensure you have a healthy intake of these essential fatty acid.
Flax Farm Cold-Pressed Fresh Food & a Sustainable Source of Omega-3
There are always concerns about food from the sea with increasing levels of pollutants in the oceans and of course over-fishing destroying the food chain of the marine ecosystem. Linseed is a sustainable source of omega-3, grown on UK soils, it is an environmentally friendly crop with few food miles.