We are sometimes told that fat is good for us but that too much fat is bad for us. During digestion, your body breaks down fats into fatty acids, which are then absorbed into your blood. Fatty acids are the building blocks of the fat in our bodies and in the food we eat. Fatty acid molecules are usually joined together in groups of three to form triglycerides and are important for your body as they have biological, structural and functional roles. They are a source of energy, constitute your cellular membranes and help with energy storage. So fatty acids help you to stay healthy and to age gracefully.
Omega 3 and Omega 6 are important
Among the fatty acids in your diet Omega 3 and Omega 6 are polyunsaturated fatty acids widely considered by scientists, and nutritionists, to be the most important, due to their multiple benefits to your body. The beneficial effects of consuming Omega 3 are often better known than Omega 6. Foods that will boost your Omega 3 intake include; salmon, sardines, oysters, anchovies and walnuts. Studies show that Omega 3 may help you to;
- Lower blood pressure
- Reduce triglycerides
- Slow the development of plaque in the arteries
- Reduce the chance of abnormal heart rhythm
- Reduce the likelihood of heart attack and stroke
- Lessen the chance of sudden cardiac death in people with heart disease
Foods that will boost your Omega 6 intake include; soybeans, corn, sunflower oil, seeds and meat, fish and eggs. Studies show that Omega 6 may help you and the ones you love to;
- Stimulate skin and hair growth
- Maintain bone health
- Regulate your metabolism
- Maintain your reproductive system
It is important that you and the ones you love get the balance of Omega 3 and Omega 6 right to help you stay healthy and to age gracefully.
Omega 3 to Omega 6 ratio
Fatty acids compete for metabolism in your body. This means that a large intake of Omega 6 will reduce the amount of enzyme available for you to metabolize Omega 3. Leading global nutrition scientists are currently working on an ideal ratio of Omega 3 to Omega 6 for a healthy diet. For the moment you should benefit from increasing your intake of Omega 3 rich foods by eating fatty fish once or twice a week and by regularly taking nutraceutical supplements that contain Omega 3 and Omega 6. Uno Nutrition Sdn Bhd provides specialized nutrition supplements for all. To help you and the ones you love to stay healthy with Omega 3 and Omega 6 in just the right balance. Uno Nutrition now offers TruFuel, a delicious protein powder for meal replacement or supplement to take between meals. TruFuel is easy to consume as a milkshake and comes in a delicious chocolate flavor. Try adding Trufuel to your planned nutrition to help you and the ones you love to lead healthy lives and to age gracefully.