Most Americans have been brainwashed to believe that all fats are bad for you. However, the body needs good fats for brain and glandular function, cellular health and immune regulation. We crave fats because our body is looking for essential fatty acids that may be missing in our modern diet.
Contrary to all the propaganda, we need fats in our diet to stay healthy. Fats play critical roles in the body. Brain and nerve tissue, for instance, requires the proper kind of fats, and low fat diets can lower the intelligence of children. The heart burns fat as its primary source of fuel. Fats are also burned to keep the body warm in cold weather. Fats are also necessary for the production of many hormones.
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Omega-3 fatty acids are one of four basic fats that the body derives from foods.
While many of the other fats are harmful, Omega-3s benefit the body and are especially good for the heart.
Consumption of the omega 3 fatty acids found in Omega-3 Hi EPA—EPA and DHA—may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease.
The body uses omega-3 EFAs as one of the primary components of cell membranes.
Omega-3 fatty acids also may help maintain blood pressure levels that are already within the normal range. When there is a shortage of omega-3s, the body uses saturated fat to construct the cell membrane, resulting in less elastic membranes.
Omega-3s are also beneficial to the structural system and to the skin.
Omega-3 Hi EPA softgels contain approximately 1000 mg fish oil, with a ratio of 33:16 EPA to DHA (380 mg EPA, 190 mg DHA) per softgel.
It also contains lemon to significantly reduce the aftertaste from fish oil and to reduce gas.
Choosing an Essential Fatty Acid Supplement
Contrary to all the propaganda to the contrary, we need fats in our diet to stay healthy. Fats play critical roles in the body. Brain and nerve tissue, for instance, requires the proper kind of fats, and low fat diets can lower the intelligence of children. The heart burns fat as its primary source of fuel. Fats are also burned to keep the body warm in cold weather. Fats are also necessary for the production of many hormones.
Extremely low fat diets are not good for us and can actually raise cholesterol, since about half of the cholesterol in our body is used to make bile to digest fats. However, we need to get the right kinds of fats in our diet and most of the fats we're eating are the wrong kind of fats.
For starters, Americans tend to get too many omega-6 fatty acids and not enough omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids protect us against heart disease. They also benefit the immune system because they help control the chronic inflammation that underlies the development of hardening of the arteries, arthritis, memory loss in aging and other degenerative disease. The best sources of omega-3 are wild game, grass fed beef, eggs, poultry and deep ocean fish (not farm raised).
Avocados and nuts, especially walnuts, also contain good fats.
Since most people eat very little of these foods, they need to supplement their omega-3. Super Omega-3 EPA is a good supplement to ensure you are getting these important fats in your diet. Flax Seed Oil is another good source. Flax seed oil contains the correct balance of omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids.
To avoid bad fats, avoid fried foods, processed foods and saturated fat from commercial meat and dairy products. But, not all saturated fats are bad, either. The medium chain saturated fatty acids in organic butter from grass fed cows and coconut oil benefit the immune system, the thyroid gland and the brain. So add some of these fats to your diet, too. Extra virgin olive oil contains mostly omega-9 fatty acids and is another good fat to include in your diet in moderate amounts.
Flax Seed Oil
A rich vegetable source of omega-3 essential fatty acids.
Flax seed oil is the richest (about 55%) known source of alpha linolenic acid (LNA) omega-3 oil.
You desperately need (good) fat to live.
For instance, your cell membranes are made of a back-to-back layer of fat molecules.
Your body will use whatever fat you give it.
Some fats will gradually kill you by contributing to the development of long-term degenerative diseases.
Other fats will promote cellular health.
Fatty acids are required for many body functions including regulating temperature, building nerve sheaths, and producing energy.
Essential fatty acids are used to build prostaglandins which are required for many other critical bio-chemical processes.
If you've used fish oil capsules and objected to the fishy aftertaste, you will welcome flax seed oil which is twice as dense in omega-3 oils.
To understand more about essential fatty acids, refer to Fats that Heal, Fats that Kill by Udo Erasmus.
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