Health experts have warned for years that eating too much fat can contribute to calorie overload, overweight and obesity. But not all fats are created equal, and in the latest study on the subject, scientists found that eating certain fats, no matter how many calories they contain, won’t lead to significant weight gain.
Omega 3 Fatty Acids (EPA & DHA)
An impressive number of new studies have been published in recent years documenting an array of health benefits associated with omega-3 consumption — specifically long-chain EPAs and DHAs.
Arguments about the nutritive value of Aker BioMarine’s omega-3 based dietary supplement Superba Krill are continuing even after it won a court case in Oslo, Norway against cod liver oil producer Axellus, owned by Orkla.
How much good fat, fatty acids, should you be eating every day? And what is good fat? Most fat is good since your body needs all types of fat, but the best fats are the essential fatty acids. Even though saturated fat is called bad fat, the body still needs a little bit of this type of fat.
The amount of essential fatty acids that you should have in your diet, if you show no signs of any type of illness, is between 15 -
20% of the overall calories you eat every day. The breakdown of the types of fats that you should be eating is,
3-4% saturated fat
Fatty acids are used in every cell of your body. They have several characteristics that give them the power to give your
body health and a feeling of well being:
· They attract oxygen
· They absorb sunlight
· They have a negative charge
· They readily reduce lactic acid
They Attract Oxygen
Fatty acids are needed to transport oxygen from the lungs to
the red blood cells that are circulating in the blood. They do
this by carrying oxygen through the capillary walls, red blood
You can eat whole flax seeds but you need to chew them good to break them up. Your stomach will not dissolve whole flax seeds and many of them will come out in your stools. Chew about a tablespoon in the morning. Then drink 8 oz of water. Make sure if you chew flax seeds that you drink water since the seed expand and become gelatinous.
There are brown and golden colored flax seeds. The golden cost more but there is not difference in their nutritional value.