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Types of Omega-3 Fats

The simplest omega-3 is called alpha-linolenic acid (ALA). ALA is primarily the plant-based polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA). A wide variety of plant foods contain small to moderate amounts of ALA. Flaxseed, chia, hemp, walnuts, spinach, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, collard greens, mustard seeds, kale, romaine lettuce, summer and winter squash, and

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Cooking, Storage and Processing of Omega-3s

Cooking, Storage and Processing of Omega-3s   Omega-3 fatty acids are very susceptible to free radical damage. Oxidation of omega-3 fats limits their shelf life and their ability to provide us with the nourishment we need. Damage to the omega-3s in our food can be caused by

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How Does Ketogenic Diet Work?

What is  Ketogenic Diet? How does it work?   First, let’s look at what our body uses for energy. We use for energy primarily dietary carbohydrates (pasta, rice, sugars) and/or fats (butter, fatty meats, oils, nuts). Our body “habitually” uses dietary carbs and sugar as fuel as long as our regular

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