Q: Can you help me to figure out whether flaxseed oil goes in the microwave? I’ve been searching for a while but I don’t find any info on whether I can heat flaxseed oil alone in a microwave-safe bowl (to make a hair mask, for instance), or whether it is possible to microwave dishes containing flaxseed oil.
Why Is Flaxseed Oil So Important?
I bet you have heard or read a lot about flaxseed oil and flaxseeds. I’m sure one of your beautiful friends eat flaxseeds as a part of her diet to feel healthy, get slim and live life to the fullest.
I’m not an exception. I keep a pack of flaxseeds in my cupboard waiting for the other Monday to arrive when I finally start including flaxseeds and oil into my daily diet.
You know, flaxseed oil is the most useful after multivitamins, the nutritionists say. The structure of flaxseed oil includes vitamins A and E which are good for your immune system, as well as vitamins B and K which are useful for pregnant women.
Flaxseed oil is known for Omega-3 fatty acids. The above-mentioned facts will surely improve your health in the following ways:
- Reduce the risk of heart diseases
- Normalize the amount of fat in the blood
- Decrease blood pressure
- Improve your digestive system work
- Reduce PMS symptoms
- Get prettier skin and hair
- Improve the eyesight
- Reduce blood sugar levels
Well, you get it. The miraculous flaxseed oil is useful indeed. Nevertheless, flaxseed oil has some bad sides, just like any other natural treatment if you consume it in really big quantities or have some contraindications.
Do you take antidepressants, antibiotics, or birth control pills? If your answer is yes, forget about flaxseed oil. Don’t add it to your food.
Flaxseed oil is also bad for people, who suffer from hepatitis, diabetes, or cholecystitis, make an appointment with your therapist to get some recommendations and prescriptions.
Can You Microwave Flaxseed Oil?
We have talked a lot about different oils and kinds of butter. Just like any other oil, flaxseed is not recommended to be sent to the microwave oven for too long.
Give preference to a water bath if you need to warm up a few milliliters of flaxseed oil for your hair mask because microwaving it is not the best idea.
You are not allowed to microwave flaxseed oil or heat it by any other means, for the oil consists of fatty acids, which can harm your health when heated.
The microwave oven is not a good place for flaxseed oil at all. The matter is this product should be rather stored in cold than in the warm conditions.
When you microwave flaxseed oil, it kills all the nutritious substances. In plus, flaxseed oil becomes toxic. What is even sadder, the taste of flaxseed oil after microwaving turns to burnt and bitter one.
What Tastes Yummy with Flaxseed Oil?
Add raw non-microwaved flaxseed oil to potato dishes, vegetable salads, or ratatouilles. It’s been added to first and second courses.
Flaxseed oil improves the taste qualities of food which enriches your body with useful substances.
As for dairy products, flaxseed oil tastes best with cottage cheese. Try this recipe for the curd cheese with flaxseed oil.
- Cottage cheese
- Flaxseed oil
- Sour cream
Mix cottage cheese with yogurt and flaxseed oil; add fruits and sour cream as a second step.
Such cream is preferably eaten with muesli.
My nutritionist recommends adding to your food as little as 2 tablespoons of flaxseed oil a day for a fit body and positive state of mind.