Feeding and Diet

Fat Free Diet? Think Again

 

 

One of the most popular recommendations you would have come across for reducing weight will probably be decreasing and even eliminating your intake of fats. To add to this, fats have been identified as one of the main reasons for a variety of health problems. Recent research however, has clearly shown that there are various types of fats, some good and some bad! Yes that’s right, good fats!

 

Good fat, which is important for you as a woman is known as essential fatty acids. But do you know why they are essential? Mainly because they help reduce the symptoms of a menstrual period, menopause, depression, and also can assist your weight loss efforts!

 

And since your body cannot produce them on its own, they should be acquired through your diet. To be more specific, these essential fatty acids are classified as: Omega-3 and Omega-6.

How do Omega-3 fatty acids benefit my health?

Omega-3 fatty acids have a well-earned reputation for being among the most important nutrients in your diet, and play an important role in:

 

 

How do Omega-6 fatty acids benefit my health?

One of the most exciting facts for you as a woman is that Omega-6 helps in your weight loss efforts because they synthesize essential enzymes that regulate the process of metabolism. Additionally, they also play a role in:

 

 

Omega-9 fatty acids are also beneficial to women’s health

Although important to the human body, Omega-9 fatty acids are not technically essential fatty acids, because our bodies naturally manufacture a small amount of it.

 

They help reduce the risk of heart disease by lowering cholesterol levels in the blood. Omega-9 acids also play a role in cancer prevention because they are considered an active co-enzyme that eliminates different cancer cells.

 

How can I include sources of Omega-3, 6, and 9 fatty acids in my diet?

 

Omega-3 fatty acids Omega-6 fatty acids Omega-9 fatty acids
-    Fatty Fish (Salmon, Mackerel)-    Flaxseeds-    Soy Bean Oil-    Walnuts

-    Safflower Oil – the richest natural source -    Sunflower Oil -    Corn Oil -    Sesame Oil -    Soy Bean Oil -    Evening Primrose Oil

-    Avocado-    Macadamia-    Almonds-    Olive Oil

 

With growing consumption of Omega-6 consumption, it is essential to balance your intake with an equivalent amount of Omega-3 fatty acids for better health.

 

So to make it easier for you to consume all three types of important fatty acids in adequate proportions, here are a few helpful tips:

 

 

A rich source of Essential fatty acids is Evening Primrose Oil, an active ingredient that will benefit your health by:

 

- Helping regulate your mood and can also help in relieving chronic fatigue syndrome- Affecting how your body utilizes insulin and helping in weight maintenance - Helping you experience relief from pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS) symptoms

 

Now that you know your essential fats – make the most of them to enjoy a higher quality of life and a healthier way of eating.

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