The Benefits of Plant-Based Polyunsaturated Fats in Your Diet

The Benefits of Plant-Based Polyunsaturated Fats in Your Diet

Unsaturated fats are classified into two types, known as monounsaturated fats (MUFA), where the fat molecule has one double bond, and polyunsaturated fats (PUFA) have more than one bond.
Polyunsaturated fats contain omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids essential for brain development and function, good heart health and are not associated with raising blood cholesterol levels like saturated fats. Yet, they are called essential fatty acids because your body cannot produce them, so you must ensure getting them from the diet.
Wondering how you can improve the quality of your diet and eat healthily?
Just replacing saturated fats with unsaturated fats will help you improve blood cholesterol levels, reduce the risk for heart disease, and benefit your overall health.

Omega-3

Fatty fish like salmon, sardine and mackerel have the most omega-3, but this can make it challenging for vegans, vegetarians or even those who simply dislike fish to meet their omega-3 fatty acid needs. Luckily, there are some plant-based foods with high omega-3 content, such as chia seeds, pine nuts, hemp seeds, walnuts, flax, sunflower seeds, algal oil.

Much of the benefits are associated with the omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA and plant-based foods only alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), which the body converts into both omega-3 forms EPA and DHA. Optimal intake of omega-3 fatty acids has been scientifically proven to improve heart health, support mental health, reduce weight, fight inflammation, and support infant brain development.

 

Omega-6

Omega-6 fats are a source of linoleic acid, mainly from vegetable oils, such as safflower oil, sunflower oil, corn oil, soybean oil, sunflower seeds, walnuts, pumpkin seeds. These fats are known to lower harmful LDL cholesterol and boost protective HDL cholesterol. Although these fats don't share the same sunny reputation as omega-3 fats, since they are believed to be pro-inflammatory, it is still recommended to ensure adequate intake of these fats from the diet to achieve and support optimum health.

Vegan Omega Oil

Because your body's ability to convert ALA is limited it is essential to ensure to supplement your EPA or DHA from your diet or take oral omega supplements. Vegan Omega Oil formula is a cold-pressed, vegan and organic oil blend with 8 unique vegetable oils, which have a high content of omega 3-6-7 and 9 essential fatty acids.

This unique blend is based on high purity plant-based oils derived from Chia seeds, Flaxseeds, Borage, Hemp seeds, Pumpkin seeds, Sea Buckthorn and Rosehip to help you support your overall health. 

We added Vitamin E, which acts as an antioxidant and helps reduce oxidative damage to oils 💚 

Find this product here: https://novovita.dk/products/vegan-omega-oil?_pos=4&_psq=vegan&_ss=e&_v=1.0

References:

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/329800978_Plants_as_alternative_sources_of_n-3_polyunsaturated_fatty_acids

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6398820/

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/333521628_The_Chemical_Composition_and_Nutritional_Value_of_Chia_Seeds-Current_State_of_Knowledge

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/320730046_Flaxseed-composition_and_its_health_benefits

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