TRUTH ABOUT OMEGA 3-6-9
Do you know that in the beginning of the 20th century, dietary fat was not even considered to be essential for the human body?
It was only post 1929, when Prof. Oswald Burr, & wife Mildred Burr, reported that the deficiency disease observed in rats fed a fat-free diet was caused by the absence of dietary fatty acids, and thus concluded that fat was an essential dietary component. And thus started the Omega-Revolution, which completely changed the way people perceived fats, and their relation to human health. Later, after prolonged research on the subject of essential fatty acids (EFAs), scientists realized that back in the Palaeolithic age, human diets were characterized by low saturated fat, low caloric intake from fats, and almost negligible trans-fatty acids. Additionally, most foods such as meats, green plants, eggs, fish, berries and nuts consumed by the hunter-gatherer population were rich in omega-3 PUFAs, which presented a balanced omega-6/omega-3 ratio (1–2:1). These diets significantly influenced and helped in the cerebral and cognitive development of species and contributed to human evolution. But modern diets have much higher than the recommended level of caloric content in the form of fat. Moreover, these diets contain a high level of saturated fats, trans-fats, which are rich in omega-6 PUFAs but poor in omega-3 EFAs, resulting in a highly imbalanced omega-6/omega-3 ratio (15–30:1).
A high omega-6/omega-3 ratio, as is found in today’s industrial diets, promotes the pathogenesis of many diseases, including cardiovascular disease, cancer, osteoporosis, and inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. However, even now, many questions remain unanswered. This ‘first-of-its-kind’ book, will give you a complete overview of multiple facets of Essential Fatty Acids, and it’s relation to human health, through a detailed analysis of scientific evidence and research.
From history & science of EFAs, to various food sources to make your diet naturally abundant in EFAs. From the functions & health benefits of EFAs, to the complete know-how of EFA supplements. From the dangers of environmental toxins found in seafood, to dangers of EFA deficiency in the human body, and much more. This Book covers all you want to know about Essential Fatty Acids. Get ready to uncover the “Truth About Omega 3-6-9”.
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- WHAT ARE EFSs?
- THE MAJOR PROBLEM WITH OMEGA-6 & OMEGA-3 BALANCE
- FOOD SOURCES OF EFAs
- PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL PROPERTIES OF FATTY ACIDS
- FUNCTIONS & HEALTH BENEFITS OF EFAs
- TOXINS IN FISH
- BIOAVAILABILITY & OXIDATION
- EFA ENRICHED FOODS
- KRILL OIL VS FISH OIL
- COD LIVER OIL
- FLAXSEED OIL
- RECOMMENDED INTAKE OF EFAs
- DEFICIENCY OF EFAs
- HOW TO CHOOSE BEST QUALITY OMEGA-3 SUPPLEMENT?