Essential Fats

Fats have become somewhat demonised by the popular press and comercial food advertising with many foods advertised as fat-free as though that conferred some advantage or health properties to the food. It is in fact the trans-fats and hydrogenated fats that have detrimental effects on our health, these are processed oils that can be found in many margarines, and commercially prepared cakes, biscuits, pastries etc

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Animal fat, fish oils and dairy fat are in fact very healthy foods to eat if you they are part of your diet also seed & vegetable oils. It is the nature of their production that could cause problems if overly refined, heated, bleached, deodorised, etc. Many people are afraid of putting on excess weight and to most people that means excess fat and therefore it is a simple step, to then assume, if you don’t want excess fat, cut down the amount of fat you eat. However the body doesn’t quite work in that manner, just as the best way to get strong vibrant hair would not be to eat hair! The most common source of excess fat in the body is in fact from the conversion of sugar and refined carbohydrate (sweets, flour, pastries, biscuits, cakes etc) into stored fat, initiated by your hormone insulin. Therefore to reduce excess fat in thebody the sugar/insulin issue needs to be addressed.


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Fats are essential for the body and are used to surround every single cell of your body, there is even more used around the brain and nerve cells, other fats are used in the production of hormones and some carry essential fat-soluble vitamins, fat-free diets can in fact be positively dangerous. With the overuse of certain oils in food production, (omega 6 oils) and the poor quality oils in many foods it is often useful to supplement what is known as essential fats notably, omega 3 and omega 6 oils.



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These supplements can be obtained from fish oil supplements a useful source from cytoplan would be krill oil, or seed oils (flax seed oil, hemp seed oil) or the freshly ground seed mixes using flax, sunflower, sesame, pumpkin. A useful supplement is Udo’s Choice, available at most health food stores and some supermarkets. Different people do better on seed or fish oils, the natural vegetarians are more likely to do well on seed and the non-vegies better on fish oils. If you have any enzyme problems or metal toxicity krill oil may be your best option. Tolearn more about the benefits of essential oils especially seed oils visit