There is no wonder these are called “Essential” fatty acids, as they are the only type our bodies can’t make itself therefore must get from the diet!!
They help make hormones needed for healthy blood clotting, contraction and relaxation of artery walls, inflammation and also bind to receptor cells that regulate genetic function. ..
Best sources of this fat:
Nuts, ecspecially walnuts
Leafy green vegetables
Cold pressed, extra virgin Olive and Coconut oils
The difference between this family of polyunsaturated fats:
🔹 ALA, Alpha-linolenic acid. The most common in our Western diets and is used by the body for energy. 🔸 EPA, Eicosapentaeonic acid and DHA, docosahexaenoic acid. These two are mainly from fish and therefore sometimes called Marine Omega 3’s.