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The Facts About Flaxseed

By: Cathy Christensen
Posted: April 28, 2010, from the May 2010 issue of Skin Inc. magazine.

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Unbaked Pumpkin Yogurt Cheese Pie—Rancho La Puerta, Tecate, Baja California, Mexico;

Grains & Fruit Cookie—Marc Allan’s Men’s Club & Spa Ltd., Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada;

Flax Energy Smoothie—Kohler Waters Spa, Kohler, Wisconsin;

and Low Fat Blueberry Banana Bran Muffins—See the recipe from Director of Nutrition Paulette Lambert of the California Health & Longevity Institute in Westlake Village, California.

In the spa

Although omega-3 fatty acids are essential for normal skin and body function, they aren’t produced naturally and must be introduced to the body through the diet.3 Flaxseed oil can be applied directly to the skin to help lock in moisture and can improve a dry, dull complexion. The omega-3 fatty acids found in flaxseeds are also anti-inflammatory, meaning they can help minimize redness and skin irritation.3