• Omega 3 Fats & Oils

    What is Omega-3 fat and what foods will I find it in? Omega-3 (along with omega-6) belongs to a family of fats called essential fatty acids. These EFAs are found in polyunsaturated fats. Omega-3 – Alpha-Linolenic Acid (LNA) – is the essential fatty acid in shortest supply. According to experts, our current consumption of this

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  • Omega-3 and Omega-6 Essential Fatty Acids

    Essential Fatty Acids in OILS Fig 1. Content of Omega-3 and Omega-6 Essential Fatty Acids in Oils Approximate EFA content in grams per 100 grams Omega-3s (100g) (g) Omega-6s (100g) (g) Flax / Linseed oil 58 Safflower oil 74 Flax / Linseeds 15-30 Grapeseed oil 68 Walnut oil 11.5 Sunflower oil 63 Canola / Rapeseed

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  • Olive Oil and Weight Loss

    Is Olive Oil Good for Weight Loss? I was asked this question on a weight loss forum, recently. The answer is: All oils, including olive oil, are 100% fat. They contain 9 calories per gram (120 calories/tbsp) which means they should be used sparingly if you want to lose weight. Olive oil became popular as

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  • Olestra – Reported Side Effects

    Olestra Fat Substitute Effects More than 15,000 consumers have filed complaints saying that olestra, the indigestible fat substitute used in Wow snack chips and Fat Free Pringles, has caused problems ranging from gas to bloody stools to cramps so severe that they had to go to the emergency room. Olestra – Reports of Adverse-Reactions Today,

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  • Monounsaturated Fat

    What is mono-unsaturated fat? Monounsaturated fat is considered to be probably the healthiest type of general fat. It has none of the adverse effects associated with saturated fats, trans-fats or omega-6 polyunsaturated vegetable oils. Monounsaturated oils for cooking Oils high in monounsaturates are better oils for cooking. Olive oil is the best as it has

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  • Healthiest Fats & Oils

    Healthiest Fats & Oils Mono-unsaturated fat is considered better than polyunsaturated fat because it reduces bad cholesterol (LDL). Polyunsaturated fats do this too, but tend also to reduce good cholesterol (HDL). But only polyunsaturated fat includes the family of essential fatty acids, known as omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids. Monounsaturated oils better for

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