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The Skinny On Omega-3 And Omega-6 Fatty Acids

Omega-3 fatty acid and omega-6 fatty acid are essential fatty acids that our bodies cannot manufacture. They have to be included in our diets for survival. They are crucial for many aspects of our health including brain function, maintenance of bone health and the reproductive system, regulation of metabolism, skin stimulation and hair growth. Both […]

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The Four Types Of Dietary Fats And Oils

Dietary fat is one of the three macronutrients that we need for survival. The other two macronutrients are proteins and carbohydrates. There are four types of dietary fats and, with the exception of trans fats, we need to regularly include them in our diet for good health. This article will provide you with an overview […]

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Fat-Free And Low-Fat Foods For Weight Loss Myth

For years nutritionists, government agencies and the media have told us to reduce fat consumption and that eating low-fat and fat-free foods is key to weight loss and prevention of many diseases. The food industry went along and produced thousands of low-fat or fat-free alternatives to foods we love to eat. The supermarket shelves became […]

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What Is Fat

The word “fat” means several different things and its relationship to health is often misunderstood. In fact, fat has been¬† demonized as a bad macronutrient in the past years so much that this legacy remains to this day. Even now, when people give nutritional advice related to weight loss or weight control, fats get a […]

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