Aussies not just stumped by English willow but linseed oil.

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Linseed provides the essential fatty acid Omega 3, a quarter of all cell membranes are made from it. Omega 3 makes prostaglandins that make anti-inflammatory hormones. With cricketers now playing at the limits of human endurance we see many more injuries. Having the right balance of fats in the body will always help to both prevent injury and heal when injury occurs.

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/sport/cricket/article4436678.ece

When the average man thinks of cricket bats he also thinks of linseed oil.

Linseed oil plays a vital role in keeping the willow strong and flexible.

Most people may well have forgotten Mahatma Ghandi’s saying “that where you have linseed you have health”. So linseed oil is not only good for bats but it is also good for players. I would be prepared to bet that most of the world’s cricketers are deficient in omega 3 from linseed. This is pretty much an odds on bet as 83% of all people are in this category. Having said this please do not go out to the shed and start drinking your cricket bat oil, it will be rancid and really bad for your body.

Linseed provides the essential fatty acid Omega 3, a quarter of all cell membranes are made from it. Omega 3 makes prostaglandins that make anti-inflammatory hormones. With cricketers now playing at the limits of human endurance we see many more injuries. Having the right balance of fats in the body will always help to both prevent injury and heal when injury occurs.

Durwin Banks of www.thelinseedfarm.co.uk a farmer who grows and presses and sells you fresh Linseed oil or as the Americans call it Flaxseed oil runs master classes at the farm in Sussex and uses his Linseed and Flax museum to tell a story. Linseed is still not widely used as a food ingredient but for fifteen years Durwin has been successfully spreading the word and linseed is now becoming more well-known and part of the reason is the education process which is part of The Linseed Farm’s daily agenda.

Doctors and complimentary practitioners of all kinds come and learn about the power of linseed. It is clear that cricket nutritionists should be added to the list, if you are involved in sport nutrition please get in touch for an invitation. You will see the oil being pressed and listen to the master class and go away with some free products, how amazing is that?

Oils and fats, Lipids are some of the most important body building bricks but are some of the most abused ingredients in the human food chain. We must learn about the role of fat in the body for in order to build healthy life for the future.

A message from Durwin Banks the heart centred farmer.

Durwin Banks

Durwin Banks
The Linseed Farm