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Health benefits of fatty acids

Fatty acids are very important for our health. They are made of carbon chains that have different lengths. Since our bodies are not capable of synthesizing fatty acids we need to consume them through the food or food supplements.  EFAs stand for essential fatty acids. Other names for them are vitamin F or polyunsaturated. These includes omega-3 fatty acids and omega-6 fatty acids. Both of them can be called linoleum acids. Fatty acids nourish our cells keeping them healthy and helping them grow and develop. Fatty acids aid in hormone production such as production of prostaglandins. This hormone balances blood pressure and reduces migraine headaches and arthritis.  Essential fatty acids are beneficial for our skin and hair. They successfully treat eczema and psoriasis. They can even relieve body from Candida infections. EFAs reduce LDL cholesterol and triglyceride levels. By doing this they prevent clotting of blood and developing heart diseases. Our brains need fatty acids in order to develop properly. They ease transmission of nerve impulses. The best sources of omega-3s are coldwater and deepwater fish (especially salmon, mackerel, herring, tuna, sardines etc) and their oil as well as canola, flaxseed and walnut oil. Different nuts are not only tasty but full of omeg3 essential fatty acids as well. Especially rich are walnuts, hazelnuts, cashews, almonds and so on. Even more important for our health are omega-6 fatty acids which can be found in raw nuts, seeds, legumes and borage, grape seed, primrose, sesame and soybean oil.  Our bodies need both of essential fatty acids. If we consume them regularly we keep our heart, bones, skin and blood in optimal health which can prolong our lives. Since Americans are known to eat fast food a lot they need to start changing their eating habits and consume more food rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids. This will reduce the high mortality rate that is consequence of heart attacks.  Polyunsaturated fatty acids break the long chains that are created by saturated fatty acids and in this way they ease digesting food. If a person replaces saturated fats with polyunsaturated fatty acids they will reduce cholesterol, triglycerides and have normal blood pressure. Their skin will glow and their bones will be strong. By eating food rich in essential fatty acids or if adding supplements with EFAs to every meal one can prevent many dangerous diseases such as coronary artery disease, heart attack, strokes, cancer, arthritis, osteoporosis, hypertension etc. Supplying your body with essential fatty acids you will feel that you have more energy and that you feel generally healthy.

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