View Full Version : Oils....

05-30-2005, 06:01 PM
Which is actually better for you Flaxseed oil or Olive oil I don't know which one to use with my cooking, and what's the difference? If their is any.

05-30-2005, 06:02 PM
they're both good olive oil you can cook with flax oil no!

i often add flax oil to my shakes!

05-30-2005, 06:07 PM
The EFAs in flax oil will get damaged if you cook with it. Stick to butter for frying.

05-30-2005, 06:44 PM
Ohhh, good thing I asked I was about to go get some flaxseed oil and start using it to cook, so stick to olive oil and butter for cooking gotcha. Thx once agian Built and getfit.

05-30-2005, 09:19 PM
Which is better for you? I mean, my strong inclination is to say flaxseed oil, but they're both good for you. Flaxseed has the highest concentration of omega-3s in plant form, and -- as anyone who has been paying attention knows -- omega-3s are good for you in a number of ways.

I use them both religiously.

05-31-2005, 01:21 PM
so what are some ways of using flaxseed oils other then in shakes?

05-31-2005, 01:24 PM
i had flax oil to my salads sometimes even my oats but that's just me!

06-01-2005, 01:23 PM
i just take a tbsp and slam it down.....then chase it with something else, if i can't incorporate it into my food somehow.

06-01-2005, 04:32 PM
Which is better for you? I mean, my strong inclination is to say flaxseed oil...
Hey, but what about cold-pressed Organic Hemp Oil?
I don't know if they are selling this in the US as this is a Canadian product.
Check it out:


This is what I take, although I have nothing against Flaxseed oil, that's super good too.

06-01-2005, 05:18 PM
seems good

06-07-2005, 07:50 AM
Why not take both oils? I take 1 tablespoon of unfiltered expeller cold pressed virgin olive oil and 1 tablespoon of Barleans Falx Oil every day along with 12 fish oil capsules.

DO NOT ever cook with flax oil as others have said as it is not a cooking oil. Olive oil or butter.

06-07-2005, 07:55 AM
Whats different from unfiltered expeller cold pressed virgin olive oil and just regular olive oil?

06-07-2005, 08:05 AM
Unfiltered cold pressed virgin olive oil is better for you as it is not processed with any heat nor filtering equipment which can damage the oil. It is more expensive but I like to err on the side of better health.

Here is a good link for Olive Oil FAQs:

I don't use this oil though, I use Delallo's olive oil.