Flaxseed Oil Recommended by Racheal Finch

Written by Emma Tommasini

Townsville born model and TV presenter Rachael Finch is a big fan of Melrose Flaxseed Oil. She always has a bottle stocked at home and uses it everyday as a salad dressing or in smoothies.


5 Facts About Flaxseed

  1. Flaxseed are a rich source of Omega 3’s: Omega-3s are ‘essential’ fatty acids that should be included in your diet. As our body is not able to produce them itself, we need to include them through diet or supplements. There are numerous ways to include omega 3’s in your diet. Sources that include omega 3’s are seafood and fish, certain meats and nuts and seeds. However, flaxseed oil, is by far, is the richest known source of omega-3 fatty acids.
  2. Flaxseed consumption aids in weight loss – A recent study found flaxseed oil added to a weight loss diet helped participants lose weight.
  3. Flaxseeds are the richest source of Lignan’s: Lignans are potent antioxidants found in the seed coat of flaxseed. Flaxseeds are the richest source of lignan precursors. Once in the body, lingens mimic essential genes oestrogen, anti-estrogenic and other anti-cancer properties.
  4. Flaxseed consumption is linked to prevention of various diseases  – In recent years new research has linked the use of flaxseed oil to aid or support multiple health diseases such as breast cancer, prostate cancer, Atherosclerosis and more. A-Linoleic Acid (ALA) is the highest unsaturated fatty acid found in flaxseed and has been shown to exert anti-inflammatory activities through its conversion to Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA). According to a study conducted, The ALA content has been found to reduce tumour growth, inflammation and more.
  5. It’s vegetarian and vegan-friendly – Flaxseed oil is plant-based. So if you eat vegan or vegetarian, it’s a great way to get your omega’s 3 without consuming animal products.

First Things First Wellness Centre Stocks Flaxseed Oil Liquid and Capsules. We chose the Melrose brand due to its exceptionally high-grade quality.


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