This website use cookies and similar technologies to improve the site and to provide customised content and advertising. By using this site, you agree to this use. To learn more, including how to change your cookie settings, please view our Cookie Policy
Xmas Legs Small Present Present
Pocketmags Digital Magazines
US
Pocketmags Digital Magazines

Flax to the max

These tiny seeds may fall short in size, but they’re big in terms of benefits, writes Nutrition Editor Eve Kalinik

real nutrition

One of the most notable facts about flax is that the seeds are considered to be one of the highest sources of ALA, a type of plant-based omega-3 essential fatty acid. These are necessary for myriad processes in the body, including helping to manage inflammation and support cardiovascular health. This type of omega-3 is different to the ones in fish oil that contain EPA and DHA fatty acids. Studies show that, depending on your gender, you may convert more or less ALA into EPA or DHA components – women seem to have higher levels than men. It is crucial that we get enough of these and we should try to obtain them from different sources.

READ MORE
Purchase options below
Find the complete article and many more in this issue of Psychologies - No. 157
If you own the issue, Login to read the full article now.
Single Issue - No. 157
$3.99
Or 399 points
Annual Digital Subscription
Only $ 2.31 per issue
SAVE
37%
$29.99
Or 2999 points
6 Month Digital Subscription
Only $ 2.61 per issue
SAVE
29%
$16.99
Or 1699 points
Monthly Digital Subscription
Only $ 3.68 per issue
$3.99
Or 399 points

View Issues

About Psychologies

The latest issue of Psychologies is now available to download