ESSENTIAL FATTY ACIDS

Discussion in 'Health & Fitness' started by vijayadurga v, Jun 6, 2016.

  1. vijayadurga v

    vijayadurga v New Member

    Not all fats are bad. In fact an essential fat is just that essential to the body. The body cannot manufacture these fats and therefore must get them from food. The body uses fats for the production of healthy cell membranes as well as certain hormones called prostaglandins. The two most important essential fatty acids are omega-3 fatty acids and omega-6 fatty acids.
     
  2. edz26

    edz26 Member

    Our body can synthesize most of fats it needs from the diet. However, too essential fatty acid the linoleic and alpha linoleic can not produce by our body and must be obtained from foods like fish oil it is the most popular source of omega three and some in small in small quantities of nuts seed whole grain, corn and sunflower and leafy vegetables which the benefits can reduce heart disease and breast cancer. In deficiency of these fatty acids can lead to abnormalities in kidney and liver and can decrease immune function
     
  3. andykarve

    andykarve New Member

    Linoleic and linolenic acid are the fatty acids that are necessary to generate arachidonic acid in the human body. Arachidonic acid is a precursor for all the prostaglandins, prostacyclins and leukotrienes. These are the chemicals that play an important role in immune responses and hence are critically important. Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acid consumption is the only way to obtain linoleic acid in human body. Hence, having an Omega-3 fatty acid rich diet can help reduce risk for variety of disorders.
     
  4. Zserter

    Zserter New Member

    Omega 3 fatty acids are crucial for one's health. There are 2 types of fats that you want to keep balanced in your body- that is omega-3 & omega-6. Most of us have way too many omega-6 and not enough omega-3 and that causes inflammation. Inflammation is the major if not the main cause of all diseases today. Arthritis, which is the inflammation of joints and ulcerative colitis which is the inflammation of the colon are just a few examples of inflammations. In fact, heart disease is not mainly cause by cholesterol. Why does the cholesterol lie down in the blood vessels in the first place? This is because of inflammation of the which causes the narrowing of the blood vessels resulting to cholesterol and calcium to cling on the inner walls forming a plaque. So if you want to heal from any chronic health conditions, you've got to reduce the inflammation in your body and the best way to do that is to get more Omega-3 fatty acids in your diet.
     
  5. Soffy

    Soffy New Member

    Eating fatty foods is not bad because there are fatty foods that healthy to eat but If you really care about yourself or you get conscious to how you look or you care about your health you must have discipline to yourself especially to the foods you about to eat. There are many people eating fatty foods and they can't control their selves so most of them they get sick like having fatty livers, so much weight, hard to move and breath because over weight. So better we careful to what we eat. Stay away from so much junk foods or carbohydrates.
     
  6. HarryLeon

    HarryLeon New Member

    It is very true about the need of our body to obtain these two essential fatty acids (which are Linoleic and Alpha-linolenic which helps in the formation of Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids) from the diet we take, since the body itself isn't capable of synthesizing them by itself.
    The deficiencies in these fatty acids can lead to many health problems and illness including lowering one's immune system, depression, dryness of the skin, liver and kidney disorders too. Omega-6 are derived from leafy vegetables, seeds, nuts, and grains while Omega-3 are derived from flaxseed, walnuts, soybeans among others.
     
  7. marcbarredo13

    marcbarredo13 Member

    We can get essential fatty acids through olive oil, coconut oil, avocado oil, mct oil, ghee, omega 3 & 6, butter and the list goes on. Fats are demonized to us and most of the people do not know the benefits of essential fatty acids to our body, testosterone and our brain function.
     

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