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Health Benefits of Flaxseed

Flaxseed is a type of whole grain that contains several major components associated with numerous health benefits. This includes the short-chain omega-3 fatty acids, certain phytochemicals and dietary fiber. Flaxseed comes from the flax plant (Linum usitatissimum), which is cultivated in moderate climates. The plants are grown for their seeds and are also used to produce fiber for fabric. The edible seeds are usually added or sprinkled onto other foods. Many processed foods, like cereals […]

Good and Bad Oils for Salad Dressings

Misrepresentations and resulting confusion about the health effects of fats led some dieticians and nutritionists to advise against salad dressings. They suggested that salads should be dressed with plain lemon juice, thereby avoiding the use of any oils or fats. But, a salad with only lemon juice is not terribly tasty. As a result, some people stopped eating nutritious salads. In fact, we should better avoid most commercial salad dressings as they are made with […]