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Fresh Oil for Good Health
Fresh oil is one of the most beneficial foods for your health. Fresh oil is a source of essential fatty acids, which help keep the skin healthy and the hair shiny. The human brain is almost entirely composed of unsaturated fatty acids. Fats add taste to meals and give one a feeling of fullness when eaten. Years ago fresh oil was delivered by truck, in the same way as milk. Now the oil found in most supermarkets has been processed into a form which is not readily used by the body, and is unhealthy. Fresh oil becomes rancid fairly quickly, even when kept in a refrigerator. Modern technology solved this problem by using high temperatures and preservatives. These techniques change the molecular structure from one that is very healthy (the cis configuration) to one that is unhealthy (the trans configuration). The result is oil that can be kept for extended periods at room temperatures without going rancid. Oil is composed of fatty acids which are chains of hydrogen and carbons attached to a glycerine molecule. Saturated fatty acids have a single long chain of hydrocarbons, whereas unsaturated fatty acids have smaller chains of hydrocarbons that branch off the main hydrocarbon chain. Omega-3 fatty acids have the branch at the third carbon, and omega-6 fatty acids have the branch at the sixth carbon. Oils made from safflower, sunflower, and corn are rich in linoleic acid (LA), an omega-6 fatty acid. Oils made from flax seed, walnut, and soy are rich in alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), an omega-3 fatty acids. Fish oil contains eicosapentatonic acid (EPA) and docasahexaenoic acid (DHA), which are omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids form prostaglandin E3 which has been found to decrease inflammation, platelet aggregation, and triglycerides and increase HDL cholesterol. The omega-6 fatty acids form prostaglandin E1 which has been found to inhibit cholesterol synthesis and decrease blood pressure. An important question is what is the best oil that I can buy? Extra virgin olive oil, a mono-saturated fatty acid, is perhaps the best choice in a grocery store. In health food stores, one can usually find cold-pressed, organic flax and borage seed oils, in the refrigerator. These oils can be taken internally for health and added to food for flavor. References Fats that Heal, Fats that Kill by Udo Erasmus (Alive Books, 1993) The Natural Pharmacy edited by Linenger (Virtual Health LLC, 1998) Nutritional Influences on Illness, 2nd edition, by Werbach (Third Line Press, 1996) Addendum Most traditional Italian restaurants serve virgin olive oil on a plate to dip fresh baked bread into (instead of butter). This is a very old Italian tradition, particularly in Northern Italy. Many restaurants serve their own cold pressed extra virgin flavored olive oil. They have a distinctive flavor and a slight greenish tinge that is characteristic of high quality olive oil. More Information: Please refer to holisticonline.com...
Fats that Heal, Fats that Kill by Udo Erasmus (Alive Books, 1993)
The Natural Pharmacy edited by Linenger (Virtual Health LLC, 1998)
Nutritional Influences on Illness, 2nd edition, by Werbach (Third Line Press, 1996)
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Omega Fatty Acids: Getting down to the Grass Roots
Omega Fatty Acids: Getting down to the Grass Roots We will look at why some meat is better than others for you and why some fats are better than others for you. What are these Omega fats, anyway? We will also look at why the fat ratio of meat and eggs can be affected by the animal's feed and living conditions. We'll also touch on the fact that, just because an animal was raised on organic feed it still may not have the nutrients needed to make their meat healthy. To figure out what Omega fatty acids are we will touch on just the basics. Fats are compounds called Lipids. They are chemical compounds of Carbon, Hydrogen and Oxygen. Fatty acids are the refined fuel forms of fat and some cells, like the heart, prefer them over glucose (sugar). Fatty acids are named according to the number of carbons in their chain, for example: Omega 3, Omega 6. Because there are fewer carbons in an Omega 3's chain has some to do with why they are better for you. Your HDL (good Cholesterol) comes from Omega 3's. Now we need to know this because there are certain Fatty Acids that are considered "Essential" meaning that we need to get them from the foods we eat. They are Linoleic, Linolenic and Arachidonic. But actually Linoleic is the only one that our body can not make so it is dependent on diet. Fatty acids have many important functions: 1. Linoleic acid strengthens cell membranes and helps prevent skin breakdown like eczema, and skin lesions. 2. Linoleic acid combines with cholesterol to move it through the blood and helps lower blood cholesterol levels. 3. All three Essential Fatty Acids (EFA) help with the blood clotting ability of the body. 4. Lenoleic acid is a precursor of many hormone-like substances in the body. One of these hormone-like substances is Prostaglandin. Prostaglandin was originally thought to originate in the prostrate gland, hence its name, but it is actually present in all body tissue. Omega 3 fatty acids are precursors of prostaglandin. It is formed from Linoleic acid that is an (EFA) and must come from dietary intake. Prostaglandin acts as a hormone to directly coordinate important biologic functions. Some of the functions are: They control the smooth muscles tone (Smooth muscles are the involuntary muscles like those around the heart and blood vessels). They affect platelet aggregation (blood clotting). They control inflammation reaction and immune response. For this reason they are very important in Cardiovascular Disease. The longer the chain of fatty acids the harder it is for the body to absorb them. For this reason, Omega 3's are much easier to absorb than Omega 6s. They both compete in the body for the same receptor sites so it is important to have a higher dietary intake of Omega 3's than Omega 6's. We want Omega 3's to get to the receptor sites in larger numbers than Omega 6's. Omega 3 fatty acids are not present in grains and very low amounts are present in hay. In order to...
Fatty acids have many important functions:
3. All three Essential Fatty Acids (EFA) help with the blood clotting ability of the body.
They affect platelet aggregation (blood clotting).
They control inflammation reaction and immune response.
Omega-3's and the benefits of high-dose Fish oil
Omega-3's and the benefits of high-dose Fish oil According to renowned research scientist Dr. Barry Sears, Medical Research is focusing more and more on the health benefits of high dose fish oil, which has long been considered by doctors around the world to be one of the most effective remedies for improving physical performance, treating depression and arthritis, and improving concentration and memory. Fish oil is also widely considered to be effective in preventing heart disease because of it's rich omega-3 component. In addition, new research suggests that high doses of fish oil may also be effective in combating Parkinson's disease, Attention deficit disorder, and other Neurological problems. Fish oil has been linked to disease prevention. The US National Institutes of Health has also Recognized the benefits of DHA and EPA and has published Recommended Daily Intakes of fatty acids. They recommend a daily intake of 650 mg of DHA and EPA, and 4.44 g/day of linoleic acid. Researchers at Harvard Medical School have used high doses of fish oil to treat bipolar disorder, with considerable success. In addition, researchers in the United Kingdom have reported positive results in treating schizophrenia with fish oil supplements. Dr. Sears states that the purity of the fish oil the single most important factor to consider when taking it as a supplement. To manufacture pharmaceutical-grade fish oil requires extensive purification. In fact, it takes 100 gallons of health-food grade fish oil to make one gallon of pharmaceutical-grade fish oil. Furthermore, Only pharmaceutical-grade material makes high-dose supplementation possible due to lack of toxins and gastric distress common with other fish oils at recommended dose levels. Only pharmaceutical-grade material makes high-dose supplementation possible due to lack of toxins and gastric distress common with other fish oils at recommended dose levels. Dr Sears holds thirteen U.S. patents in ...