EFA (Essential Fatty Acids)

EFA (Essential Fatty Acids)

Essential fatty consist of omega-6 and omega-3 families. They are also known as good fats.

Omega family source

Omega-3 Flax Seed, leafy greens, walnuts, cold water fish

Omega-5 vegetable oils (soya bean and corn)

EFA are called ‘essential’ fatty acids because these cannot be produce from our body naturally. They are found in different fruits and vegetables. These fatty acids play a big part in immune system, nerve and cardiovascular functions. Supplements are also available for EFA. Many people consume these supplements. They consume these supplements because most of the good fat is processed out of many foods that we eat.

When the body has enough EFA we may see:

  • An increase in muscle tissue
  • Healthier joints and connective tissue
  • A boost in immune system function
  • A decrease in muscle break down
  • A reduced risk of diabetes
  • A better recovery time in muscle growth

1-2 teaspoon of omega-3 must be consumed daily with meals. This makes about 2-9 grams of omega-3. In omega-6, 1 teaspoon if you are deficient of EFA and if you are taking for health and performance than 2-3 teaspoon.

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