Think fats are bad? Think again!
Yes, the greasy fast food fats are the enemy but there are good fats that the body must have to function properly. These beneficial fats are known as Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs). They are essential because your body cannot produce them on its own so they must come from your diet. The two primary EFAs are known as linoleic acid (omega-6) and alpha-linoleic acid (omega-3). EFAs are needed for formation of healthy cell membranes, proper development and functioning of the brain, hormone production, regulation of blood pressure, liver function and much more. American diets typically are fine with Omega 6 intake but we tend to not get enough Omega 3's. A primary source of Omega 3 is fatty fish. If you are not eating fish a couple times a week a Fish Oil supplement can do your body (and your brain) some serious good!