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Linseed oil in the child's diet

Linseed oil, known since antiquity and very popular in Old Polish cuisine, is a valuable source of omega-3 acid (contains 45-60%). And although buying good quality flax oil is not so easy, a good choice pays off: it improves your health and well-being. Not only an adult, but also a child.

Omega 3 in children's diet

Toddlers have an increased demand for Omega 3 acids. For a reason. They are the basic building blocks of cells and tissues of the body, moreover, they are necessary for the brain to work, regulate hormone secretion, and also support digestive processes. That is why linseed oil is considered a good home remedy for food allergies. It helps to cope with the symptoms of dry, flaky and irritable skin.

Increasing the intake of omega-3 in the form of linseed oil does not lead to weight gain in children. Mainly because linseed oil is a natural, unmodified ingredient and easily absorbed.

How much linseed oil for children?

A preschool child can consume 2-3 tablespoons of linseed oil daily. This amount should meet your baby's demand for omega-3 fatty acids.

For an adult who has less need for omega-3 acid, 1-2 tablespoons of oil per day are sufficient.


To enjoy the good properties of linseed oil, pay attention to its source. Oil stored on store or pharmacy shelves is virtually useless. Only a fresh product, enclosed in dark bottles, without oxygen is effective.

The maximum shelf life of linseed oil is two months after pressing. After buying oil stored in the fridge, put the bottle in the fridge, be sure to store the oil in a dark bottle. Online stores give the opportunity to order linseed oil pressed the previous day, with a guarantee of transport in the cold.

Fresh linseed oil has a neutral taste. The rancid is bitter. Such a taste reveals everything and can be a reason for complaint of a purchased product.

Linseed oil contains natural waxes, so it can become a bit cloudy in the refrigerator. A natural sediment may form at the bottom of the bottle, which is proof that linseed oil has not been refined before. After placing at room temperature, the oil again becomes clear.

Only cold

Linseed oil is not suitable for frying. Higher temperatures mean that its health benefits disappear.

To increase the absorption of oil, it can be combined with a thin cottage cheese, however, this combination is not recommended for people who are allergic to milk. We'll learn more about the effective and best ways to consume linseed oil by learning more about Dr. Budwig's diet.

Pour the dishes with linseed oil just before serving. This ingredient is suitable for salads, salads, stewed and cooked vegetables, some add it to beans, lentils and chickpeas or directly on bread. Linseed oil tastes good served with porridge, potatoes in jackets, herring, green lettuce. It can be combined with sauces and mayonnaise. Traditionally linseed oil was eaten with finely chopped onion or garlic.

Linseed oil can help in skin care with AD. Added to water is a cheap and good way to improve the condition of sensitive skin.

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