Most people feel the opposite is true, that they need to cut out more fat, and that is possibly true. Believe it or not however, many of us would benefit by taking in more fat! But only certain types – Essential Fatty Acids.
What are Essential Fatty Acids and why do we need them?
All fatty acids are composed of chains of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen atoms. Monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats are also commonly known as Omegas, you’ve probably heard of Omegas 3, 6 & 9. Omegas 3 & 6 are considered essential for human health but cannot be made by the body, so must be obtained by food, or supplements. Omega 9 can be produced by the body, but are usually made when you have sufficient Omegas 3 & 6, so if those are low it must be obtained through diet or supplements.
Why are they needed? According to www.Omega-9oils.com All omega fatty acids play specific roles in overall health. These good fats can have health benefits, including:
- Prevent coronary heart disease
- Prevent stroke
- Prevent diabetes
- Promote healthy nerve activity
- Improve vitamin absorption
- Maintain a healthy immune system
- Promote cell development
How can you get Omegas 3, 6 & 9 in your diet?
There are many sources of natural Omegas 3, 6 & 9, the following chart from www.goodfats101.com is very helpful:
While these natural food sources are obviously the best way to get these essential Fatty Acids supplements can often prove to be far simpler.
Lamberts Omega 3, 6, 9, available online through our website BespokeRemedy.com is an remarkably good example. This formula has exceptional levels of omega 3, 6 and 9 and also includes a full 5µg of vitamin D; a vitamin well known to support the normal function of the immune system.
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