View Full Version : Oils on a raw food diet?
11-04-2010, 08:06 AM
I used to take about 5-10 mgs of Cod Liver Oil on a daily basis a while ago and found it very good, but as I'm transitioning I haven't bothered with it for a long time now. Can I still take it oils on a raw food diet? Also what oils would be best? I hear Flax Seed Oid is good.
11-04-2010, 08:45 AM
Flax and Hemp seed oil is good. I use both, as well as Olive (cold pressed, organic) and eat at least an avocado a day. I like what it does to my hair and skin.
We take flax oil ~ but please note the pressing date that should be on the bottle's label. My MD sells Barlean's brand flax oil (he recommends 'high lignan' variety of Barlean's) and he has it flown down fresh from their facility and keeps it in the freezer in his office. He's a stickler for fresh flax since it starts to turn rancid as soon as it's pressed.
I keep it in the freezer too. Just a few minutes on the counter, shake well (to blend those lignans) and it's good to go. Then back into the freezer it goes. *Ü*
11-04-2010, 10:44 AM
I take avocado oil or a veggie 3-6-9 my health food store carries. I also use hemp or flax oil.
Raw Angel Mom
11-05-2010, 08:40 AM
You do what feel the best for you, but just to let you know that you can have fantastic omega 3/6 from plant food. My child is 100% raw vegan food and she is fine in all level. I supplement her with B12 and D3(winter only), the rest of her nutrients come from plant.
Get the book RawSome BY Brigitte March. Also "Becoming raw" written by people that studied in nutrition.
hemp seed oil is the only common source of SDA (stearidonic acid) which converts much more easily to EPA than does other omega fatty acids. As for DHA you'll have to take a DHA supplement as it comes from algae oil and well... to get the RDA of it you'd have to consume a lot of it.. if that's even possible.
11-06-2010, 12:12 PM
Just bought some Flax Seed Oil fom my local health shop. Someone there told me to use it on my skin too. Is that ok? I used to use Cod Liver Oil on my skin with great results, but will I get the same from Flax Seed Oil? If I'm eating a good amount of mixed seeds and Almonds will that suffice to get my Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids?
11-06-2010, 12:16 PM
I do not use any oil in my diet and only take 10 grams of flax and 5 grams of either sunflower or pumpkin seeds per day and that is usually about 150% of my daily requirement for omega 3 and 6.
You need very little.
11-06-2010, 05:13 PM
soaked chia seeds work really well too, when in need of Omega 3/6 :D My fave
11-08-2010, 11:12 AM
olive oil for me ..
You know.. I recommended hemp a while back in place of chia. Im going to retract that statement.
The rate that ALA converts to EPA is about 15% give or take some exceptions. The rate SDA converts to EPA is 20-30%. Plus hemp has 20% ALA.
Chia seeds has 62-64 % ALA by comparison, and would provide much more EPA than hemp seeds per gram of fat. I calculated it and for sure Chia seed is the way to go!
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