Back in the day, health-conscious consumers fled fat like it was evil incarnate, a contagious lipid version of Eve’s apple that lurks in foods, waiting to contaminate our bodies with a mere drop. Today we know better.
Research has revealed the existence of several very different types of dietary fat. And while some, like trans-fats, are rather evil when it comes to our health, others are essential to it, particularly unsaturated fatty acids. Our bodies can synthesize some of the fats they need from what we eat. However, there are two crucial, “essential fats” that our bodies cannot make that must be consumed, omega-6 and omega-3. Omega-6 fatty acids come mainly from plant sources. Omega-3 fatty acids come from plant and most importantly, from marine sources.
We partnered with Neptune Wellness Solutions to bring you educational eGuide, which explores healthy fats and their role in optimal wellness.
Inside, you’ll find:
- The different types of essential fatty acids
- Why essential fatty acids are so important
- The case for supplementing with omega-3s
- Delicious recipes, including vegan and vegetarian