THE FATAL FAT

If you have paid any attention to the health news headlines, you are probably familiar with concept that omega fats are an essential part of a healthy diet. What you may not know is how absolutely vital it is that these are taken in balance.

Half a million Americans die each year due to cardiac arrest. Nearly half of these people displayed no warning signs. Until now, doctors haven’t known the cause. Now a major study of over 5,000 French men has discovered that NEFA is the culprit.

NEFA (non-esterfied fatty acid) is a by-product of the build-up of omega 6 fats in the body. These fats are found in peanut, corn, sunflower and safflower oils. The typical American diet tends to contain large amounts of omega 6 fats. In fact, these fats are found in almost every food available in our stores and many restaurants.

Fortunately you can easily balance omega 6 fats with omega 3 fats. Flax seeds, walnuts and cold water fish all contain healthy amounts of omega 3 fats. Adding these foods and supplements to your diet could just save your life.

An important side note is that you should buy only wild caught fish. Farm raised salmon is often given large amounts of antibiotics and is fed dyes to create a deeper pink hue. In addition, they lack the varied diet that wild fish consume, and are therefore not as dense in nutrients.

You can also protect yourself from NEFA by taking a carnitine supplement. Carnitine acts as a carrier taking the fatty acids directly to your mitochondria where they are transformed to fuel for your body. The recommended dosage for this supplement is 500 mg three times a day.

“Balance is the perfect state of still water. Let that be our model…”
Confucius

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