With the exception of coconut oil, most vegetable-based oils are not exactly a good addition to your daily diet. For a healthier happier and leaner life, the type of fats you incorporate have a profound impact on your overall health. Quite simply, fats essentially make up the wall around our cells so that they can communicate and ingest nutrients. A diet that is comprised of trans fats, vegetable oils or rancid (burned) oils make these normal tasks less efficient, so to speak, and therefore detrimental to your health, energy and fat loss goals.
But which fats?
One of the main issues seen in the nutrition of the general public is the overwhelming ratio of omega 6 fats to omega 3 fats, with omega 6 fats for most people being derived from vegetable oils. The negative consequences of a high omega 6 to omega 3 fats ration is high blood inflammation leading to impaired health.
The good fats
Although there are a number of omega 3 fatty acids available, the best sources are from fish oils. These amazing oils are broken into DHA and EPA, both of which are absolutely essential to brain health, lower inflammation and even to help aid your exercise recovery and fat burning abilities. Omega 3’s from flax have also garnished some popularity over the years, but have little to no comparison in the body’s ability to use them effectively.
When and how to include fats in my diet
Fish oils are best taken with meals to aid absorption. The optimal intake is roughly 2 grams per day, with our latest product launch available here, our new high quality fish oil.