Are You Eating Enough Fat? by Julie Norman, RD, RYT
As the “war on obesity” rages on here in the U.S., I find people to be more and more confused about real nutrition. Sadly, I see their bodies suffer the consequences.
When constantly accused of gluttony, folks forget that deficiencies are possible. Most of my clients assume they are adequately nourished so long as they fail to be a rail. Nutritionally speaking, you can’t judge a book by it’s cover. Even if you are considered “fat” by the powers that be you could still be missing something big.
EFA (Essential Fatty Acids) are nutrients the body is unable to make on it’s own, therefore they have to be consumed. The two families of EFAs are Omega-3s and Omega-6s. EFAs support the cardiovascular, reproductive, immune and nervous systems by manufacturing and repairing cell membranes for optimal nutrition and waste elimination on the cellular level.