The associations of fish and alpha linolenic acid
intake with risk warrant further investigation of prospective cohort studies.
Previous studies have shown that omega-3 fatty acids - like the alpha linolenic acid
found in walnuts and flax seeds - can reduce low density lipoproteins (LDL) - bad cholesterol.
Unfortunately, the high content of alpha linolenic acid
limits the shelf life of flaxseed products.
Flaxseed has a high content of alpha linolenic acid
, a type of plant-derived Omega-3 fatty acid, similar to those found in fish.
Flax oil contains alpha linolenic acid
(ALA), linoleic acid (LA), and oleic acid.
The study published in the latest issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, found that salad dressings and mayonnaise contain alpha linolenic acid
, an omega-3 fatty acid, that has protective effects against heart disease.
Eleven articles (13,323 breast cancer events and 687,770 participants) investigated fish intake, 17 articles in vestigated marine n-3 PUFA (16,178 breast cancer events and 527,392 participants) and 12 articles investigated alpha linolenic acid
(14,284 breast cancer events and 405,592 participants).
5 grams of alpha linolenic acid
- the plant based omega-3; 2g of fiber; 4g of protein, 3.
Walnuts are a rich source of fibre, antioxidants, and unsaturated fatty acids, particularly alpha linolenic acid
, an omega-3 fatty acid.
Propanal, the primary aldehyde of alpha linolenic acid
degradation, was observed by the scientists in samples stored at room temperature for four months.
Produced from pure, premium flax seed oil, first cold pressed with a high content (60%) of Alpha Linolenic Acid
, they are excellent for supplementing the fatty acid content in foods and nutraceuticals.