Our bodies can't survive or function properly if we don't get enough essential fatty acids (EFAs) each day. Our bodies need EFAs but can't make them on their own so we must get them from the foods we eat.
There are two kinds of EFAs: Omega-3 and Omega-6
Foods that are high in omega-6 fats are grains; commercially raised meats; oils used in processed foods; and many commonly used cooking oils, including corn, safflower, and sunflower. Foods high in omega 3 fats are leafy green vegetables, oily fish (like salmon and sardines), walnuts, organic eggs, and naturally raised meats.
Now, you tell me, after quickly reading the foods listed above, which ones do you think people are consuming the most? Omega 6.
Omega 6 foods drastically affects the ratio of omega 3 to omega 6 fats in the body. The ideal ratio of omega 3: omega 6 should be between 1:2 and 1:4 and since most people are eating to much processed foods, grains and unhealthy oils, the ratio has been calculated in some people as high as 1:50. Yikes that's not good!
First, I highly recommend you make organic eggs, salmon, sardines, and walnuts a regular part of your healthy weight loss plan.
Second, I highly encourage you to supplement your eating plan with a high quality fish oil supplement.
A quality fish oil will help your body burn unwanted fat, PLUS it will enhance your heart health and balance your blood sugar and minimize joint pain. This "weird" video reveals the #1 WORST food that causes weight gain. Make sure you avoid this food like the plague.
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you should eat less fats and less sweets for the children. you should eat less fats and less sweets for the children.
At least 20% of your diet should consist of fats.
In a balanced diet 45-65% of the diet should come from carbohydrates, 20-35% of the diet should come from fats, and 10-35% of the diet should come from protein.
because they are healthy
Well if your on a strict diet saturated fats is what you really want to avoid but don't exactly starve yourself of them.
No, A True Diet doesnt include fats!
Should we eliminate fats from our diets altogether and increase proteins?
The foods that should be included in your diet plan vary based on the type of diet you are on. The best thing to do is to consult with your doctor about what kind of diet you should do.
fats are not good