Flaxseed oil

Flaxseed oil is a Green-Green food. Green-Green foods are very safe to eat as a regular part of a diet.

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Guideline related quotes related to Fats-Oils, Plant-Oils and Green-Green throughout Geoff Bond's publications.

We only need about one gram each of omega-6 and omega-3 oils. We need to strip out the omega-6 oils to the point where we are only consuming a couple of grams a day at most, and we need to make sure we get at least one gram a day of omega-3 oils. Eating oily fish every day will help you boost your intake of omega-3. ~Paleo in a Nutshell p.41

Good oils share the top of the pyramid, and should be eaten sparingly to reap their health benefits. ... These include oily fish and canola (rapeseed) oil. ~Paleo in a Nutshell p.48

Examples of one serving include 1 teaspoon margarine; 1 tablespoon mayonnaise or spread; 1 teaspoon canola, vegetable, olive, fish, coconut, etc. oil. ~Paleo in a Nutshell p.95

Use 1 tablespoons of “Green-Green” oil at least seven times a week. ~Paleo in a Nutshell p.103

Restrict total fats and oils consumption to 5 tablespoons (80 ml) per day. ~Paleo in a Nutshell p.103

Eat no more than 10% of calories as fat/oil. Focus on consumption of bioavailable omega-3 fatty acids, reduce consumption of bioavailable omega-6 fatty acids, and avoid foods with bioavailable "bad" fatty acids. ~Deadly Harvest p.137

Those who have good levels of the omega-3 oils, whether fish oils or alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), have a lower risk of breast cancer. ~Deadly Harvest p.234

Many studies and trials show that when patients consume a normalized intake of essential fatty acids, their schizophrenia is improved. That is, consumption of omega-3 oils is increased and omega-6 oils are sharply reduced to bring them into balance. One of the fish oils, EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid), seems to play a crucial role. ~Deadly Harvest p.258

Studies on Eskimos demonstrate that a high consumption of omega-3 fatty acids (in their case, mainly from fish oils) improve insulin sensitivity and glucose tolerance. These confirm other studies suggesting that insulin sensitivity is improved when omega-3 intake is increased. Follow the Savanna Model and make sure you have the omega-6 to omega-3 intakes in balance. ~Deadly Harvest p.266

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Specific references to Flaxseed oil throughout Geoff Bond's publications.

... consume oils sparingly. We should focus on omega-3 oils. A prime example is canola (rapeseed) oil, which is readily available in supermarkets. However, we recommend going for cold-pressed, organic canola oil, if possible. Flaxseed oil has the highest concentrations of omega-3s and is preferred if you can afford it. The oil is fragile and needs to be kept in the refrigerator and consumed within a few weeks. Other options are hempseed oil and walnut oil (make sure it is not made from roasted walnuts). ~Paleo in a Nutshell p.73

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