First Vitality Explains The Difference Between Good Fats And Bad Fats
(EMAILWIRE.COM, February 15, 2015 ) TRURO, Cornwall -- Heather Campbell, founder of leading UK natural health resource First Vitality is concerned about the lack of good education regarding dietary matters amongst UK consumers. Mrs Campbell points out that the majority of people eat way too much processed food loaded with excessive sugar, high levels of salt and the biggest danger of all appears to be hydrogenated trans fats making people fatter and sicker. "We need to be aware that what we eat has a dramatic effect on our body; eating nutritious natural food directly from the sea or the land will result in good long term sustainable health." says Heather. "Continue to eat lots of processed factory made food and ill health is simply inevitable." she warns.
Interestingly, thanks to modern medical science people are expected to live longer than ever; the expected mortality rate for men is 75 and women 83. However, the sad truth is that although many people may live longer, many will succumb to age and diet related illness, caused mainly due to inflammation.
For years, the party line has been that a low fat diet is essential to losing weight and lowering cholesterol, but the reality is that not all fats are bad. In fact, the human body need fats in order to operate effectively, these fats are called "Essential Fatty Acids" (EFA's). Two types of fat are crucial to healthy living, they are Omega-3 and Omega-6. As the body cannot produce these fats directly, the right food and supplements are essential to assist the body if good health in old age is to be achieved.
Eating more polyunsaturated fats (i.e. good fats) such as walnuts, flaxseed, salmon, tuna, mackerel, herring, sardines, extra virgin olive oil, leafy dark green vegetables are high in Omega-3 (EPA and DHA). Eating less monounsaturated fats found in sunflower, peanut and sesame oils, avocados and nuts (Omega-6) although still good fats, are abundantly present in a lot of processed foods and contribute to obesity and other associated health problems. People's general intake of Omega-6 is now far greater than their intake of Omega-3 for good health the balance needs to be right. Scientists concur that levels of Omega-6 should not be more than four times that of Omega-3. However, in reality, this imbalance can often be as high as 10:1. Saturated fats butter, meat fat, lard and chicken skin should be consumed in moderation while hydrogenated trans fats present in many types of processed foods should be avoided completely wherever possible.
The NHS recommend people eat 12 ounces of fish per week, one of which should be an oily fish, many also choose to supplements. When choosing the right supplement it's important to avoid those offering less than 85% Omega-3 and wise to select a pharmaceutical grade Omega-3 with a high content of EPA and DHA. Always read the label as many cheaper Omega-3 brands claim to contain 100% Omega-3 fish oil but some can contain as low as 21% of Omega-3 content. A good example of a pure, potent and high quality Omega'3 is Omax3 Pharmaceutical Grade Omega-3. Alpha-Linolenic Acid (ALA) is another type of Omega-3 which comes from plants, walnuts, and flaxseed. However, studies show that ALA contains a less potent form of EPA and DHA, but for those living by a vegetarian or vegan code this is a sensible natural alternative.
Omega-3 is a natural anti-inflammatory, with the proliferation of cardiovascular disease, many forms of cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer's, eczema, joint pain and arthritis taking a regular intake of Omega-3 is a smart move. Omega-3 produce hormones that stop blood from getting too thick and sticky healthy cells means healthy tissues. Omega-3 is a softener for the arteries allowing blood to flow easily and can in many instances also reduce blood pressure.
In summary, Omega-3 is natural healing nourishment for the body. Advisable for a stronger heart, a smarter brain and an effective way to control inflammation.
About First Vitality
Established in 2001 First Vitality is a trusted UK natural health resource specialising in pharmaceutical grade omega-3.
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