Not all fats are bad. In fact, doctors and researchers have discovered that some fats are essential for optimum health—that's why they're called essental fatty acids. Flax and flaxseed oil is nature's richest source of omega3 fatty acids. This book reveals how this important missing nutrient in your diet can help prevent heart disease, arthritis, chronic pain and inflammation. Flax is also a source of a group of compounds called lignans, that may prevent certain types of cancer, especially breast and prostate cancer. Highquality, coldpressed flaxseed oil has a delicious, nutty flavor, making it easy to incorporate into your diet with 101 innovative flax recipes.