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Should people with a lot of bodyfat take flaxseed oil?

curious what the balance here. there is always talk about "good" fats and oils. Am I better off avoiding?

Wed. Jan 17, 1:46pm

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yes, take flaxseed oil no matter what weight you are. It is monetary as far as calories and available as a vitamin supplement. The omega 3's that it provides are good for your heart. You want to have some fats in your diet, but make sure they're unsaturated ones like olive oil. Trust me, they won't make you heavier. And like everything, use in moderation.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007, 3:16 PM

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i'm sorry, but "it is monetary as far as calories..." does not make sense. "monetary" means having to do with money/currency. perhaps you could rephrase so we know what you mean with regard to calories and flaxseed oil? thanks.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007, 3:54 PM

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Grammar police in force today.

I think the person meant it's not significant to your calorie intake.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007, 4:47 PM

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maybe they meant that it's moderate?

Wednesday, January 17, 2007, 6:28 PM

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ground flaxseed is even better than just flax seed oil-because you get the omega 3's AND you get a good dose of fiber! And, yes just like any other food out there-moderation is the key-count it into your calorie alotment for the day.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007, 10:52 PM

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That's not a grammar problem! That's a word use problem, and I have NO idea what the person meant by "monetary" in that context. it would be good to get some clarification. Flaxseed oil IS really expensive...

I think it's all dose-dependent. Half a tablespoon of flaxseed oil is 60 calories -- why not use it in your salad dressing? As long as you can fit those 60 in your normal calorie budget. OTOH, a quarter-cup of the stuff would be tough to budget calories for in a healthy diet.

Thursday, January 18, 2007, 7:07 AM

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I'd heard something that the omega-3's in the oil is more accessible than grinding the seed up.

Thursday, January 18, 2007, 10:39 AM

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i just googled the terms "flax sed oil body fat" and this linked to page came up!!! exciting!!

Link

Thursday, January 18, 2007, 11:13 AM

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