Wednesday, 7 November 2018

inflammation and dietary fats

A very comprehensive article about why and how omega 6 (polyunsaturated) oil is a health risk:
exercise reducing arterial fat

An excellent source of omega 3 fat, which is protective against the inflammation caused by omega 6, is flax seeds (aka linseed) and its separated oil.

I use an 'omega seed mix' in cooking (and raw foods) which is balanced, plus some extra omega 6.

Make your own: (example)

100 gram golden linseed
100 gram brown linseed
50 gram sunflower seeds
50 gram pumpkin seeds

Shop bought omega seed mix is often very short on pumpkin seeds (the expensive part!) to boost their profits.

fats, healthyfood, inflammation, seeds, omega-3


  1. My company sells high fat foods produced by Monsanto treated crops. The more chemicals in your diet the better.

  2. The chemical brew has affected your mind, your lordsheep

  3. Many food manufacturers are still selling sunflower oil as though it's very special.

    In contrast, Lidl's cheapest sunflower margarine is now 8% linseed oil (omega 3!) and you wouldn't know without reading the small print!


  4. Most seeds and nuts benefit from pre-soaking, before cooking or eating, for 2 reasons:

    1. They have toxins, usually in the husk/bran, which deters hungry eaters! When the seeds become damp that start to germinate and the toxin either changes chemically or washes away.

    2. The beginning of germination triggers ensymes in the seeds that synthesize vitamins.

    We have everything to gain from the habit of pre-soaking seeds and nuts. I've even done this for additions to my homemade bread - excellent results.

    Like any habit - once it is formed, it no longer takes any effort to remember.

  5. Linseed, either ground seed or oil, is an excellent (eggcellent!) substitute for eggs in baking - very glue-like 🍳👍😉


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