Liquid Gold: Six Heart-Healthy Oils

Blitz pain, reduce blood pressure and beat stress with six heart-healthy oils

by Ashley Gartland

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Flaxseed Oil

The pain killer

Flaxseed (also called linseed) oil contains more omega-3 fatty acids than fish oil and is one of the few vegetarian sources of the nutrient. "A diet rich in omega-3 can alleviate joint pain," says nutritionist Barbara Lewin.

Good to know: Heat diminishes flaxseed oil's omega-3s and it turns rancid quickly - so only use in cold dishes and store in the fridge.

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