The OMS Program
The OMS program was devised by Dr George Jelinek. It has a great following all round the world. It is based on worldwide scientific research. The essential linseed (flax) for the OMS diet is 20-40ml of cold-pressed linseed oil per day. It can be taken as oil on a spoon or 20-40 capsules but it is much nicer to add a good quality, nice tasting cold-pressed linseed oil such as that from Flax Farm to your food in place of other fats for lovey rich normal tasting meals. It even makes a great saturated-fat-free alternative to butter on toast!
The wisdom of the OMS diet can be relevant anyone looking to follow a healthier lifestyle. Most people find it also helps regulate their weght. The OMS diet is a largely plant based diet which is very low in saturated fat.
Use Linseed (flaxseed) oil because it is part of the OMS diet and because it improves your food
The OMS diet cuts out saturated and other fats which means no butter or spread, no mayonnaise etc which sounds like it could make food a bit dull. By using Flax Farm cold-pressed flaxseed/linseed oil you get the omega-3 which the OMS diet recommends and makes food that tastes great. Our lovely linseed ((flax oil) can be used to make nice tasting mash, spread on bread instead of butter, use it in baking, dips, sauces and desserts; anywhere you may have wanted butter, creamy milk or salad dressing and it will actually be doing you good.
The OMS diet:
The Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis diet is a plant based diet with the addition of fish; it is rich in omega-3 from linseed/flaxseed oil and avoids inflammatory omega-6 and saturated fats, .
Meat and meat products
Eggs (except for egg whites)
Dairy products; food made from and milk or cream.
Normal commercially produced biscuits, pastries, cakes, muffins, doughnuts and other baked goods
Prepared and ready made meals, dips and sauces.
Snacks like crisps, nuts and snacks
Fats, oils, butter, margarine, lard, chocolate, coconut and palm oil. Cocoa powder is OK 🙂
Fried foods even those in vegetable oil as they undergo deleterious chemical changes. (frying should be done by steam-frying lightly oiling a pan with olive oil, adding a little hot water (or stock) and skithering the food around the oiled pan in steam.
Fast foods burgers, kebabs, fried chicken, etc.
Linseed (flax) oil about 20-40ml/day,
Plus whole grains (caution re sugar and starches and the anti-nutrients in wheat, gluten and other grains). Fruits, vegs, olive oil; ai, to make home prepared foods. Fish is permitted, even encouraged.
- Try adding your cold-pressed linseed(flax) oil to make meals. Really good in hummus, dips, pesto, sauces, mashed veggies and potatoes and in creamed soups. Even hot drinks, juices and smoothies
How much will you need?
The OMS diet recommends 20-40ml of cold-pressed linseed (flaxseed) oil per day. Both the cold-pressed linseed (flaxseed) capsules and the liquid oil are recommended for the diet. On average a tub of capsules provides enough for 3-6 days; a 500ml bottle of cold-pressed linseed (flaxseed) oil provides enough for 12-25 days.
Flax Farm cold-pressed linseed for omega-3
Flax Farm makes great tasting fresh cold-pressed linseed oil which helps to make the OMS diet a pleasure.
Flax Farm cold-pressed linseed (flaxseed) oil capsules are convenient for keeping up your omega-3 intake when travelling or when you don’t have time to cook.
Flax Farm’s recipes for delicious ways of using cold-pressed linseed oil.