Flax Oil vs. Seed

If you're unclear on the benefits of flax seed oil vs. flaxseed, or how the use of flax seed oil differs from flax seed, let North American Nutrition help.Flaxseed oil contains little Fiber and lignans Flaxseed oil costs more than Flax Seed Nature's Gem Flax seed is Guaranteed Fresh Flax seeds are a whole food while flaxseed oil is not. Therefore, flax seeds are of higher quality and have…

Flax seed and Low Carbs

Many consumers are asking an important question about flax: What benefits does flax offer to consumers of low-carbohydrate diets? Plenty, as it turns out. The health benefits that make flax good in regular diets make it good in low-carbohydrate diets. Flax is Low in Digestible Carbohydrates Low-carbohydrate diets count only the "digestible" or available" carbohydrates like simple sugars and…

Fish vs. Flax

Many consumers are asking an important question: Are the omega-3 fats in fish the same as those found in flax? The answer is that omega-3 fats are like siblings - they all belong to the same family, but their chemical makeup and some of their health benefits differ. As omega-3 fats are gaining popularity because of their association with healthier brains and hearts, improved mood, lowered inf…

Flax Seed: Milled vs. Whole

Nature's Gem Milled Golden FlaxseedNorth American Nutrition's Milled golden flax seeds are guaranteed to stay fresh for 9 months and will not turn rancid like many other brands of flax seed. The reason for this long shelf life is we select only high grade seed batches that go through intensive cleaning and sizing. This process removes poor quality seeds that can cause deterioration and rancidity.…

What is Flax?

Flax seed (also known as linseed) is an ancient crop that traces back to 3,000 B.C. and the Babylonians. Around 650 B.C. Hippocrates wrote about the soothing nature of eating flax to relieve abdominal pains, inspiring civic and religious leaders to relay messages about the qualities of flax and promote the addition of the harvested seed to their diets. Even though flax seed has been around sinc…

The Alpha and the Omega

Omega-6 fatty acids (found in vegetable oils with high proportions of linolenic acid) are best used by the body in a range of anywhere from a 4:1 to a 1:1 proportion with the omega-3 fatty acids. We need both omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. Yet, an excess of omega-6 fatty acids can have dire consequences. Many scientists believe that a major reason for the high incidence of heart disease, hyperte…