Category Archives: Essential Fatty Acids

Meat, Fish or Fowl?

For those of us that like to eat animal products, there is a continual choice between the different forms of meat. Clearly there are taste differences between the various types of meat, but perhaps more importantly, there are also nutritional … Continue reading

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Too Little Of A Good Thing?

Most people are aware that the body requires vitamins and minerals in order to be able to function. Many people take a multivitamin and mineral supplement for this reason. However, there are other essential nutrients that are not vitamins or … Continue reading

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Fats for Brain Health

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The Truth About Vegan Diets

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Vitamins, Minerals and Essential Fatty Acids Benfit Mental Health Prison Study

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The Nutritional Value of Mushrooms

Much has been made of the vitamin D content of ultraviolet irradiated mushrooms. And for good reason, as mushrooms can be an excellent source of vitamin D2 (ergocalciferol). However, mushrooms have been shown to be a good source of a … Continue reading

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Omega 3 Fats Against Depression?

Omega 3 fats are a group of polyunsaturated fatty acids that have their first double bond 3 carbon atoms away from their methyl end. This group of fats includes the important essential dietary fat alpha linolenic acid (ALA, C18:3 (n-3)) … Continue reading

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Fish Oils Reduce Blood Pressure

Fish oils are the oils of cold water fish such as salmon, mackerel, tuna and trout. Fish oils, both in supplemental form and from fish, may have a number of cardiovascular benefits. In particular, fish oils supply eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA, … Continue reading

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Docosahexaenoic Acid Synthesis Rates

Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA, C22:6 (n-3)) is a metabolite of the essential fatty acids alpha linolenic acid (ALA, C18:3 (n-3)), and can be synthesised in mammals, including humans. Most human are able to synthesise small amounts of DHA from dietary ALA, … Continue reading

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Novel Metabolites of Fish Oils

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