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.
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...
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!
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