Good Fats Prevent Chronic Disease

Written by Jane Oelke

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This is a list ofrepparttar benefits realized by regular use of essential fatty acids: · Improved cholesterol levels · Lower blood pressure · Improved memory · Increased circulation · Reduced joint stiffness · Reduced dryness ofrepparttar 137508 skin · Improved immune system function · Less inflammation · Balanced hormones · Depression reduced.

As you can see, fatty acids are essential for metabolism and health. Flax oil isrepparttar 137509 richest vegetarian source of omega-3 fats. It is commonly used in salads in place of other salad dressings. Flax oil shouldn't be used for cooking, as high heat damagesrepparttar 137510 fatty acids. Other sources of omega-3 fatty acids are fish oils from salmon, tuna, cod, and mackerel.

Omega-6 fatty acids are found in many vegetable oils such as borage, flaxseed, walnut, soy, corn, sunflower, and are especially abundant in evening primrose oil. These omega-6 acids help to soften dry skin and relax tense muscles.

Both omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids need to be supplemented inrepparttar 137511 diet. The ideal ratio of these fats is 2 parts omega-3 to 1 part omega-6 to reduce inflammation and pain, and to improve energy metabolism. Increasingrepparttar 137512 amount of fish oils and flax oil will help especially getrepparttar 137513 omega-3 fatty acids intorepparttar 137514 metabolism. 2000 mg. of flax oil is usually equivalent to 2 capsules or 1 tablespoon, and isrepparttar 137515 recommended minimum per day.

The omega-3 and omega-6 need catalysts to be absorbed inrepparttar 137516 body. These catalysts are vitamins B3 (niacin) and B6, vitamin C, andrepparttar 137517 minerals magnesium and zinc. When there is a deficiency of these nutrients thenrepparttar 137518 essential fatty acids will not be absorbed well. Also when too many saturated or trans fats are part ofrepparttar 137519 normal diet then supplementation of essential fatty acids is less effective.

A combination of essential fatty acids, minerals, enzymes, and antioxidants, are all needed in your daily diet, or on whole food supplement form, to makerepparttar 137520 metabolic changes that reverse many chronic disease symptoms. Supplementing with sufficient amounts of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids in balance will help you absorbrepparttar 137521 other nutrients you take in from your foods, and can make a great improvement in your overall health and vitality.

Jane Oelke, N.D., Ph.D. is a Traditional Naturopath and Doctor of Homeopathy. She is the author of “Natural Choices for Fibromyalgia” and “Natural Choices for Attention Deficit Disorder.” She can be contacted at or through her website at

Truth About Fat

Written by Versha Chugh

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The culprit of weight gain, refined carbohydrates, can be found in processed foods high in sugar. You might disagree withrepparttar sugar but that is true. Refined carbohydrates add on extra pounds through their high glycemic index, which means they cause a quick surge in blood sugar. The sugar is then stored in muscle and if it is not used it turns into fat.

The irony is thatrepparttar 137470 food you take thinking that it is not helping you to be fat is actually “artificially” been made to be low fat. Do you know what they usually put in when they take outrepparttar 137471 fat? Sugar. Fat does not make you fat. In fact, you needrepparttar 137472 essential fatty acids found in fat to live. Sugar is one ofrepparttar 137473 biggest contributing factors to what makes you fat.

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