In today’s society, fats are considered as bad and evil, but the truth is, our bodies need fat. Our hearts need fat to pump blood through your circulatory system. Our brain needs it to function and process information. Our endocrine system needs fat to produce and regulate hormones.
So, why does fat have such a bad wrap?
Today, we talk all about fats - from ‘the alphas’ to the omegas and everything in between. We discuss why fats are critical for our bodies to function properly and the difference between “good fats” and “bad fats.” We discuss where to find healthy sources of fat like omega-3s and healthy antioxidants, the importance of measuring the ratio between omega-3s and omega-6s, and the target ratio most consumers should strive for. We also explain why the body may - or may not - create an adequate amount of EPA and DHA on its own, even when we consume an adequate amount of essential fatty acids and how certain levels of fatty acids can indicate a patient is at risk for experiencing a cardiac event.
“It’s all about healthy sources of fats. It’s all about balance.” - Patti Devers
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