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Is flaxseed oil in cottage cheese healthy and if so, how does it work?

Asked by Aster (18806points) March 10th, 2011

I’ve heard of this mixture curing fungus of the blood all the way to assisting in cancer cures. How does it work if in fact it does?

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Summum's avatar

The flax seed oil is wonderful and it keeps your veins lubricated and helps stop any blockage building up in the arteries.

crisw's avatar

Flax seed does not have any magical properties. It is high in omega-3 fatty acids- great if you don’t eat fish.

Flaxseed oil goes rancid VERY fast. Always refrigerate the oil, or freeze the seeds.

Even better for you is flaxseed meal, which is also high in fiber. It’s very tasty in bread. You can buy it at Costco and keep it in the freezer.

Aster's avatar

Helps stop blockages, huh? Very interesting!!! Glad I put mine in the fridge right away!

Summum's avatar

Yes @crisw is right it can go bad. Great answer also about the fiber with the flaxseed meal.

YoBob's avatar

Flax seed oil is good for you in that it is high in omega-3 fatty acids and has been shown to promote healthy LDL/HDL balance. You put it in cottage cheese because it tastes AWFUL on its own and you need to put it in something in order to be able to choke it down.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

I used to take just fish oil supplements, but then switched to a fish, flax seed, and borage oil mix and it improved my cholesterol a bunch.

cazzie's avatar

Don’t buy flaxseed oil in large quantities. It does go off fast. There is no ‘magic’ oil. But eating a variety of oils in your diet is the best way of ensuring you get all of the essential fatty acids your body needs to maintain its cellular functions.

theninth's avatar

You also can’t really cook with flax oil—not in the “use it to coat your frying pan to cook things in” sense. You can mix it in things, but it’s really best if you add it after cooking. It’s very delicate and breaks down incredibly fast when heated.

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