When fasting began, Orthodox Christians always flavored food with vegetable oil – hemp or linseed. For this reason, today we call vegetable oil “lean.” Flax has been known to man since ancient times. The first people to get acquainted with this agricultural crop were the ancient Egyptians. Flax was used for sewing clothes and for cooking. There was a special attitude to this culture in Russia: flax warmed and healed.
Flaxseed oil in medicine
It is impossible not to note the medicinal properties of flaxseed oil. Traditional healers recommended it to fight worms, to treat various ulcers, heal wounds, and treat the causes of heartburn, as a pain reliever. Modern doctors believe that by including flaxseed oil in their diet, the risk of stroke is reduced by almost 40%. It warns a person against the development of diseases such as atherosclerosis, diabetes, coronary artery disease and many others.
Flaxseed oil: benefits for the body
Nutritionists consider flaxseed oil to be one of the most useful and easily digestible foods, therefore it is recommended for people with metabolic disorders and obesity. In fact, the list of diseases that require rich Omega-3, Omega-9, Omega-6 flaxseed oil is huge. It is also unique in that it is twice as rich in saturated fatty acids as fish oil. Contains vitamins B, A, F, K, E, polyunsaturated acids. Especially it is worth paying attention to the flaxseed oil of the fair half,.
The saturated fatty acids contained in it play a major role in the formation of the brain of the future baby. If you want to be healthy and slim, use flaxseed oil in your diet, which can normalize fat metabolism. You will see for yourself the reality of losing weight quickly. Since vegetarians do not eat fish, flaxseed oil, rich in saturated fatty acids (2 times higher than fish oil!) Is irreplaceable in their diet. It is very useful to season vinaigrette with flaxseed oil, fresh salads from vegetables and herbs. It can be used as an ingredient in a variety of sauces. Add to porridge, first and second courses.
It is important to know!
The shelf life of linseed oil after opening is no more than 30 days. It is not advisable to use it for frying. Store only in the refrigerator. Flaxseed oil tastes slightly bitter. Recommended daily – 1-2 tablespoons.