Flax, shun it - Rancid Fats and Anti-Nutrients

Integrated Supplements Blog: From Rancid Fats to Anti-Nutrients - More Reasons to Avoid Flax

With flax, it seems that (as is so often the case in the marketing of health foods) we’ve only been given the part of the story which sells products, and not the part of the story we need to make a truly informed decision.

In the previous Integrated Supplements Blog post, we began to take a look at some of the potential problems associated with the regular consumption of flax–based products. We showed you a study which revealed that people consuming flaxseed meal suffered significantly reduced antioxidant status – possibly a result of the nearly unavoidable presence of rancid, oxidized fats found in almost all flaxseed–containing items.

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