Monday, July 28, 2014

Fats and Fatty Acids and EFAs; Myths, Misconceptions and Facts

Fats and Fatty Acids are Essential to Your Health! You have Questions about Fats and your Health?
  • Is it true that fats are bad for you?
  • Doesn't eating fat make you fat?
  • Is it true that we must have essential fatty acids in our diets?
  • What are PUFAs?
  • Is there a difference (as far as the body is concerned) between flax seed oil and fish oil?
Information for your health from Nutrition Pure and Simple - by Marilyn Sidwell (with help from John Jones, MD).  Reviewed June 2016

The answers to these questions plus other facts will help you understand the importance of Fat and Fatty Acids in your life!

Many Health problems arise from the 'Fat is Bad' Dietary Approach.  Because we have to eat 'something' if we stop eating fats and fatty foods, we have skewed our diets by increasing our carbohydrate intake.  This has led to some very bad results, like obesity and Diabetes.

Some fats, like coconut oil and olive oil are very beneficial.  Other fatty acids, like fish oil, contribute necessary 'essential' metabolites to the body.  These fatty acids produce prostaglandins, which work at the cellular level.  For instance, fish oil is often recommended for heart conditions and arthritis.  But did you know that it is also very helpful for Alzheimer's and Schizophrenia

We have combined two ingredients - Black Currant seed oil and Wild Alaskan Salmon fish oil - to provide you with a very special and unique product called Ultra Omega-Linic.  This means it presents an Optimal combination of Pre Formed, Poly Unsaturated Fatty Acids.   The addition of Black Currant seed oil adds the PUFA called GLA.  Its anti-inflammatory benefits enhance the effects of Fish Oil.  It has 
  • a high level of EPA for body and brain function,
  • DHA for body and brain structure, and
  • GLA to support EPA and DHA. 
During pregnancy and lactation, mothers need these Essential Fatty Acids in order to provide them to the baby for the development of its brain and retina.  The baby will take them from the mother, which could lead to problems for her, such as post partum depression.

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