Posted 28 June 2013 by Ben Noy

Understanding The Need And

Use Of Essential Fats

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Understand The Need And Use Of Essential Fats

Essential fatty acids serve crucial functions in growth and development. They are required for the maintenance of every cell in your body. Your body cannot synthesize essential fatty acids, so you depend on the food you eat for the essential fatty acids your body requires. You need to get a balance of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids. A variety of foods can provide the essential fatty acids your body craves. Knowledge is power...Be in control of your body & witness the rewards

Essential fatty acids (EFAs) are fatty acids that humans and other animals must ingest because the body requires them for good health but cannot synthesis them. The term "essential fatty acid" refers to fatty acids required for biological processes but does not include the fats that only act as fuel.

The list below are a variety of options for your essential fats and some contain & increase your omega 3 acids and also omega 6 fatty acids and some enhance your essential fatty acid balance.

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Fish Options: -

  • Salmon
  • Sardines
  • Anchovies
  • Mackerel
  • Herring
  • Mullet
  • Trout
  • Tuna
  • Halibut
  • Pilchard
  • Cod

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Seafood Options: -

  • Shrimp
  • Alaskan king crab
  • Molluscs

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Vegetable & Fruit Options: -

  • Broccoli
  • Kale
  • Spinach
  • Seaweed
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Grape leaves
  • Chinese cabbage
  • Parsley
  • Spring greens
  • Cauliflower
  • Winter squash

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Oil Options: -

  • Flax oil
  • Olive oil
  • Coconut oil 

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Seed & Nut Options: -

  • Flaxseeds
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Walnuts
  • Hazelnuts
  • Cashews
  • Almonds
  • Brazil Nuts

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Legumes Options:-

  • Pinto
  • Kidney beans
  • mungo beans

Written by Ben Noy

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