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Not All Fats Are Created Same!

CORN, SOY, CANOLA, PEANUT, GRAPE SEED, COTTON SEED, SUNFLOWER OILS and the solid MARGARINEs made out of these oils contain high quantities of OMEGA-6 FATS. The food industry pushed these profitable SEED OILS and the solid margarine made out of these oils as “healthy and heart protective” replacement

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How “too much omega-6 and not enough omega-3” is making us sick?

In the last article we discussed the problems humans have converting omega-3 (n-3) fats from plant sources, such as flax seeds and walnuts, to the longer chain derivatives EPA and DHA. Since EPA and DHA (especially DHA) are responsible for the benefits omega-3 fats provide, and since

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Omega-6 fatty acids

Omega-6 fatty acids are type of polyunsaturated (PUFAs) essential fatty acids. They are necessary for human health, but the body cannot make them. We have to get them through food.   Along with omega-3 fatty acids, omega-6 fatty acids play a role in brain function, and normal

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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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What are Omega-3 Fats?

Omega-3s belong to a broader group of fats called polyunsaturated fats. The specific members of this group are called polyunsaturated fatty acids, or PUFAs. Unlike all other fats, PUFAs —including omega-3s— have at least two uniquely positioned “double bonds” in their chemical structure that make them more

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Are Vegetable Oils True Replacement for Butter???

Are vegetables oils “healthy” replacement for natural butter and animal fats? No, absolutely not. Many of us perceive vegetable oils as “healthy” because these industrially extracted liquids are deceptively named after our healthy food source “vegetable.” Since vegetables are good for us, the vegetable oils must be too … Not so fast!

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