Boost Your Mood With Omega-3s
During this past century there has been a marked increase in the lifetime risk for major depression with a decreasing age of onset. Over the same time period there have been significant changes in the intake of dietary fats, with substantially more saturated and trans fats being consumed, and less of the healthy omega-3s.
Diets such as the Standard American Diet (SAD) that emphasize processed, packaged and convenience foods are deficient in the brain-building omega-3s.
The human brain is more than 60% fat, with a significant portion made of omega-3s. The brain requires more omega-3 fatty acids than any other system in the body. With sufficient levels Read More
Fats in the Beginning
Although the trend over the last twenty years has been towards a more “fat-free” diet we now understand that some fat is actually essential to human well being. The body needs essential fatty acids just like it needs other essential vitamins and minerals to help prevent and treat numerous diseases. Essential fatty acids (EFAs) are also required by the body to control a large number of cellular processes. Since essential fatty acids are not produced naturally in the body, they must be obtained through food and nutritional supplements.
Modern science has discovered that EFAs profoundly influence the health of the human body. Research with essential fatty acid Read More