Importance of Essential Fatty Acids!

The body can synthesize most of the fats it needs from the diet.
However, two essential fatty acids, linoleic and alpha-linolenic, cannot be synthesized in the body and must be obtained from food. These basic fats, found in plant foods, are used to build specialized fats called omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids.

These specific healthy fats are good for the following:

  • Heart Health Inflammation in the body can damage your blood vessels and lead to heart disease and strokes. Omega-3 fatty acids may decrease triglycerides, lower blood pressure slightly, reduce blood clotting, decrease stroke and heart failure risk and reduce irregular heartbeats. Source: Heart Health
  • Brain Health Omega-3 essential fatty acids are one of the most important nutrients for your brain health, mental well-being, and overall health. Here's a quick summary of what you need to know to get the level of omega-3s you need in your diet. Plants are not reliable sources of EPA and DHA - the most effective form of EFAs. Brain Health
  • Anti Inflammatory Research shows that omega-3 fatty acids reduce inflammation and may help lower risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and arthritis. Omega-3 fatty acids are highly concentrated in the brain and appear to be important for cognitive (brain memory and performance) and behavioral function. Source: Brain Health
  • Skin, Hair, & Nails Omega-3 essential fatty acids have proven to keep your skin hair and nails healthy and strong.

Source: Essential Fatty Acids

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Maximize Natural Energy!

Today we're going to tackle the subject of energy and fatigue.  Many things in life can lead to fatigue: stress at home or work, chasing the kids around, lack of sleep, and on and on. Fatigue can keep you from your best and leave you feeling tired throughout the day. Today we will talk about how to fight fatigue with proper nutrition which will help increase your energy levels naturally!

We feel like proper nutrition is the best way to naturally boost your energy. Carbohydrates such as Sweet potatoes, oatmeal, fibrous fruits and veggies along with lean proteins such as chicken and fish can provide the body with sustained natural energy. Your body utilizes carbohydrates stored in the muscle known as glycogen as a quick source of natural energy. Also consuming smaller meals throughout the day can also speed up your metabolism and keep your body naturally energized throughout the day.

We hope these tips will keep your energized and going throughout the day and for your next workout!

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