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Flaxseed oil is one of the richest, natural sources of the omega-3 fatty acid Alpha Linolenic Acid (ALA). Omega-3 fatty acids are essential components of the diet and are required for many biochemical functions. Alpha Linolenic Acid (ALA) contributes to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels.

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from Easy Health Options®

Walnuts help to lower cholesterol levels; protect against heart disease, stroke and cancer; ease arthritis and other inflammatory diseases; fight depression and mental illness; and more things than I have room for...

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Wild Green Smoothie with the Power of Purslane | Body Enlightenment Blog: Inspiration and support for women daring to live a life they love.

from Mail Online

Walnuts, pictured, are rich in alpha-linolenic acid, the plant-based omega-3 fatty acid, w...

Did you know that certain polyunsaturated fats (called linoleic acid and alpha-linolenic acid - or Omega 6 and Omega 3 oils) are essential for the brain and nervous system, immune system, cardiovascular system and skin? The optimal diet provides a balance of these 2 essential fats, found in oily fish, as well as flax seeds, sunflower seeds!

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ALA found in turmeric could help protect cells against the effects of ultraviolet (UV) radiation (including skin cancer and hyperpigmentation) when applied topically. ALA has anti-inflammatory properties as well, which could help prevent and treat conditions such as: Alzheimer's disease Arthritis Cancer Diabetes Ulcers

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