Deprecated: mysql_connect(): The mysql extension is deprecated and will be removed in the future: use mysqli or PDO instead in /home/a26f9f83/public_html/articles/includes/config.php on line 159
What Is an Essential Fat? > NetSparsh - Viral Content you Love & Share

What Is an Essential Fat?

You may have heard that essential fats are an important aspect to maintaining the health of your body. But what exactly are they?

Basically, there are two truly essential fatty acids, Linoleic and Linolenic. You may have heard of these referred to as Omega-6 and Omega-3 fatty acids.

So, why are they called essential? The term essential in the life sciences refers to the fact that a nutrient cannot be synthesized by the body. Thus, you must have a dietary or supplemental source to supply your need for these acids.

You probably heard of the 8 essential amino acids. It's the same idea here but in this case we are referring to fatty acids rather than an amino acid.

These fatty acids exist in and are used in every cell of your body. So they are crucial to a cell's health and therefore to our health as people. The good news is that in North America, you generally get enough Omega -6 in your diet. Omega-3 has presented a question mark to researchers. Are we getting enough or not?

Fortunately, you can get Omega-3 from fish and certain nut oils. If you have any doubt at all, you can get Omega three from flax oil,which is in abundant supply at your local health food store.

Don't let the phrase essential fat or essential fatty acid fool you. These are not going to make you gain unwanted weight.

As those of us who truly understand weight loss and gain can tell you, the key to losing or gaining fat storage from your body centers around the bodies short term energy storage supply.

This article is for information purposes only. It is not meant to diagnose, treat or prevent any disease or condition. Consult your primary health care provider if you have or suspect you have any physical ailments.

Dave Snape is a health, fitness and wellness enthusiast. His website is http://tobeinformed.com

In The News:

This RSS feed URL is deprecated, please update. New URLs can be found in the footers at https://news.google.com/news

Devex

Nutrition gets a moment at the World Food Prize as global hunger rises
Devex
DES MOINES, Iowa — Nutrition took center stage at the 2018 World Food Prize Borlaug Dialogue at a critical time, with the number of hungry people worldwide on the rise for the first time in 10 years. The World Food Prize, known as the “Nobel prize for ...


Recipients of inaugural $100k Jean Mayer Prize in Nutrition Science & Policy announced
EurekAlert (press release)
BOSTON (Oct. 22, 2018)--The Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University has awarded the school's inaugural $100,000 Jean Mayer Prize for Excellence in Nutrition Science and Policy to two individuals and ...


The Livingston Parish News (press release)

Children at Wonder Years daycares receive taste of nutrition
The Livingston Parish News (press release)
Young children received a taste of nutrition this summer when Layne Langley, area nutrition agent with the LSU AgCenter, visited both Wonder Years Child Development Centers in Walker and Watson. Christy Miranda, owner of the sites, requested Langley's ...


NutraIngredients.com

Nutrition trumps exercise in strengthening bone, mice study finds
NutraIngredients.com
The question of whether exercise or nutrition has the greater impact on bone was the focus of a study, which finds nutrition exerts a greater influence on bone mass and strength than physical workouts. Researchers in the US also found nutritional ...


WQAD.com

UnityPoint Health-Trinity celebrates new cardiac nutrition center
WQAD.com
ROCK ISLAND, Illinois – Patients with heart issues and their families are now able to attend classes in a state-of-the-art kitchen at the new Cardiac Nutrition Center on the UnityPoint Health- Trinity Rock Island Campus. The new kitchen will be a space ...


New York Times

Nutrition
New York Times
How much attention do you pay to your diet? Do you read nutrition labels? Do you eat at chain restaurants that post information about calories and nutrients — and do you read those signs if so? In general, how healthy would you say your diet is? How ...


UnityPoint Health Trinity unveils Cardiac Nutrition Center
Quad-Cities Online
ROCK ISLAND — UnityPoint Health Trinity unveiled its new Cardiac Nutrition Center Monday. The center — essentially a large kitchen set up in a classroom-like setting — has a large countertop, an oven, microwave and refrigerator-freezer, with two ...


ReliefWeb

WFP participation at Global Child Nutrition Forum event: The world's largest conference on school feeding
ReliefWeb
TUNIS – Representatives of 50 countries attended a global forum for school feeding practicioners to exchange views on how to improve and scale up their national programmes. The 20th annual Global Child Nutrition Forum was attended by approximately ...


Community Impact Newspaper

Thrive Nutrition location to celebrate first anniversary this December
Community Impact Newspaper
Thrive Nutrition, formerly American Health Food, will celebrate its first year as Thrive Nutrition this December at its new location on 10300 Louetta Road, Ste. 116, Houston. It was also be the 25th anniversary this year as a local, family-owned ...

and more »

Global Child Nutrition Forum celebrates 20th edition in Tunisia
ReliefWeb
Representatives of 50 countries will attend to discuss the multiple benefits of national school meals programmes and how to design and implement them. The 20th annual Global Child Nutrition Forum is expected to gather 300 participants representing 50 ...

Google News

Juicing - A Beginners Guide

You can spot a juicer a mile off at the... Read More

Building Better Bones

"It is a bone-deep change you are going into, my... Read More

What Colors Are on Your Plate?

Can the colors on your plate tell you what health... Read More

The Secrets of the Centenarians: How to Live to 100!

When Helen Boardman was still a girlish 99, she fell... Read More

The Worshipful Company of Bakers

Bread is one of the oldest known recipes to man.... Read More

The New Biology of Health ? the Way to Perpetual Youth?

Just what is the "New Biology of Health?" And who's... Read More

A Home Water Filter - Do We Need To Filter Our Drinking Water?

Do we really need a home water filter? Can't we... Read More

Water And Good Hydration

The key to good hydration is drinking a lot of... Read More

Take Back Your Life 7

In parts 1-6 of this series of articles titled "Take... Read More

Trade In Your Diet For A Lifestyle!

Dieting is a pain. I think basically everyone would agree... Read More

Unchaining Yourself from an Unhealthy Food Addiction

The cry of "I have no willpower!" often emerges from... Read More

A Consumers Guide to Soy Terms

Although you may have heard about soy and all of... Read More

Eggs For Balance

The egg, the symbol of birth, of life and, therefore,... Read More

Nutritional Support in Critically Ill Patients

The nutritional support in critically ill patients can be explained... Read More

Carbohydrates ? Good or Bad?

Carbohydrates have gotten a lot of bad press in the... Read More

Getting Your Target

What is health? Everyone wants this thing called health, and... Read More

Chocolate Splendor: Food For The Gods; Bodybuilding Nutrition

A fictional overheard conversation at a Thelma's Fine Dining.Hi, I'm... Read More

Heart Health ? Fish Oils To The Rescue

In a world where heart disorders and diseases are becoming... Read More

Salads Take Center Stage

The reason I remember the first time I was served... Read More

The Toxic Truth About Artificial Sweeteners

The problem with sugar is that it doesn't contain any... Read More

10 Flaxseed Facts to Improve Your Nutrition

Flaxseeds may be the smallest seeds you will find in... Read More

Why People Get Sick

The body is a marvelous creation, a carbon, oxygen combustion... Read More

Combat High Blood Pressure and Cholesterol with Soybeans

You may have heard of the "Portfolio Diet" wherein it... Read More

Policosinol and Cholesterol Reduction

The word cholesterol has become synonymous with poor health. Indeed,... Read More

Fiber in a Nutshell?

There are numerous diets out there that guarantee that they... Read More