Benefits / Fats

Fats

When we talk about macronutrients, we are referring to PROTEINS, CARBOHYDRATES (FIBERS) and FATS.

Admittedly, nobody likes to talk about fat, especially if one is trying to eliminate them (lose weight). Despite their bad reputation, we must explain that not all fats are bad, some are even essential for survival and should be part of our diet.

Types of fats

• Saturated fat (mainly animal fats)

Saturated fats elevate the level of LDL cholesterol ('bad'), it puts the body at risk for heart attack, stroke and other serious health problems. You should limit foods high in saturated fats.

• Unsaturated fats (seeds and grains, vegetables, olive oil, fish)

Unsaturated fats, also known as 'good fats', have the distinctive feature of reducing blood cholesterol levels, and hence are considered fat allies of the heart. Along with carbohydrates, fats are one of our main sources of energy and make it possible for vitamins A, E, D and K to reach the cells. However, it is necessary to limit their consumption due to their high caloric value.

Omega fatty acids (polyunsaturated fats) are beneficial for the skin and hair, the respiratory, reproductive and circulatory systems, and for the brain. Omega 3 and 6 are not produced by the body, and are obtained through foods and supplements like NU3.

Benefits of Omega 3, 6 and 9

Omega 3 contains polyunsaturated fatty acids that could lower blood triglyceride levels, preventing clogged arteries.

Omega 6 contributes to good reproductive health and brain development.

Omega 9 helps reduce cholesterol levels and strengthens the immune system.