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Questions & Answers On Essential Fats

9 ‘FAQs’ on Essential Fatty Acids & their Benefits!

Basically, there are two essential fatty acids, Omega-6 and Omega-3. These two fats are termed “essential” because they cannot be produced by the body, and must therefore be obtained from the diet or from a supplemental source if you want to stay healthy.

Unlike other non-essential fats, the body uses essential fatty acids to maintain proper growth, cell formation and optimising functional needs, rather than for fuel. This means they do not get stored as fat in your fat cells.

Once we get into nutrient deficiency, it does not take long for the body to protest, reminding us to slow down, get more rest, eat right and supplement. In order to remain robust, energetic and healthy, we need a variety of nutrients. These include amino acids, proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, lipids and fatty acids. Essential fatty acids work best in the presence of ample amounts of vitamins A, B3, B6, C and E and the minerals magnesium and zinc.

Many assert that a perfect balance of nutrients can be achieved by following a diet in which protein, carbohydrate and fat are maintained in certain strict proportions. The Western Price Foundation in ‘Tripping Lightly Down the Prostaglandin Pathways’ says this is a highly simplistic view of the complex interactions of the body, one which does not take into account individual requirements for macro and micro nutrients, nor of imbalances that may be caused by nutritional deficiencies, environmental stress or genetic defects.

Because our modern lifestyle leaves almost everyone with some sort of nutrient deficiency everyone could benefit with and increase of healthy fats. What we do know, is that they are “essential”.

Here are nine frequently asked questions on essential fatty acids … and the answers.

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The Real Power of Antioxidants

“Antioxidants are natural compounds found in some foods that help neutralize free radicals in our bodies.”

Antioxidants play an important role in overall health. They are found in many plants throughout the plant kingdom with varying degrees of concentration. The body’s trillion or so cells face formidable threats daily, ranging from lack of food, lack of nutrients, lack of water, environmental or chemical exposure, to infections with a virus, bacteria, fungi, parasites and electrosmog – just to name a few!

In the Victorian government Better Health site, it’s stated that antioxidants benefit your health by cleaning free radicals out of your bloodstream. I wrote about the Antioxidants The Wonder Nutrients a few weeks ago, but have been getting a stream of questions regarding free radicals and why we recommend the specific antioxidants we do.

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Reduce Your Cardiovascular Disease Risk . . . with These 3 Simple Ideas

 

Heart Health

Your health is an investment – possibly the best investment you will ever make. If you invest in it now, you will see big returns in the future. If you don’t, it could cost you big time down the line!

Heart Health

Heart disease is the leading cause of death today, and it is up to you to take preventative measures to avoid being one of the government statistics later.

Cardiovascular disease is the western world’s biggest killer, yet Mother Nature provides three cardiovascular-assisting remedies that cost very little.

Here are 3 ‘Low-Cost’ Cardiovascular Support Nutrients . . .
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