Did you know that by cutting fat out of your diet you
also cut out essential fatty acids (EFAs), the very fat
required for the proper functioning of all cells in the
body? Health conditions that can develop from EFA deficiencies
range from minor conditions such as dry hair, skin, and
eyes to more serious disorders such as metabolic (ability
to burn calories), vision, learning, neurological (nervous
system) and immune-system problems.
With little fat in the diet the body can't properly absorb
fat-soluble nutrients such as vitamins A, D, E, K, and
carotenoids. These nutrients are especially important
for the health of the eyes, the skin, the nervous and
immune systems, the bones, and the teeth. Even if symptoms
of outright deficiency of these nutrients don't develop,
you might not absorb enough of the nutrients required
to promote optimal health.
Going fat-free usually leaves you feeling deprived. Fats
carry compounds that give foods much of their flavor and
aroma, so when there's not enough fat in your diet, your
enjoyment of food can dwindle. This can lead you to crave
fat and binge on high-calorie foods that contain unhealthy,
often saturated, and/or high cholesterol fats. Some popular
diets even promote foods high in these unhealthy fats.
Loading up on fat-free and reduced-fat products such as
nonfat dairy products, cookies, salad dressing, and cream
cheese, can contribute to weight gain. These foods are
void of the essential fatty acids required to sustain
proper metabolic function and low in fiber, necessary
to satisfy your appetite and stabilize your blood sugar.
Often fat is replaced with sugar or corn syrup to suggest
a low fat product, that now offers too much sugar to be
of value in your healthy diet. Consequently, you never
feel full and easily overeat or gain weight.
Eating less fat in an effort to lose weight usually backfires.
If you eat too little fat, the body will compensate and
manufacture more. Unfortunately, though, the body can't
make the essential fats you need for proper cell functioning.
Be sure to include sufficient amounts of the good fats
(a balanced intake of essential fatty acids and monounsaturated
oils) from cold-pressed (expeller) canola, sesame, and
olive oil, some nuts and seeds such as walnuts, hazelnuts,
almonds, sunflower, pumpkin, pecans, and sesame seeds
or the nut/seed butters made from these. Also select flax
seeds/oil or cold-water fish (such as tuna, salmon, trout,
sardines, halibut) as they offer the body the more difficult
essential omega 3 fats to obtain in sufficient amounts.
And unless you are vegetarian, omega 3 oil from fish is
a preferred form of the oil because it is in a body-ready
form unlike flax oil, which requires several biochemical
steps before the body can use it.
Avoid the unhealthy fats (trans fats and saturated fats)
found in red meat, sausage and salami, cheese, poultry
skin, butter, dairy fats, and most grocery store vegetable
oils (unless specified organic, cold expeller-pressed),
margarine, shortening, nondairy creamers, whipped toppings,
and most processed foods that are made with these unhealthful
Consider supplementing your daily diet with a high-quality,
high potency stable essential fatty acid product guaranteed
free of pesticides, herbicides, heavy metals (including
mercury, lead, and cadmium) and environmental toxins.
Integrative Therapeutics, Inc.
Tyler Eskimo-3 Softgels or Eskimo-3 Liquid (omega 3, vitamin E, and lemon oil)
EPA-DHA Extra Strength (Omega 3 and vitamin E)
OmegaPure 300 (Omega 3 and vitamin E as mixed tocopherols)
OmegaPure 600 XS (Extra Strength Omega 3 and vitamin E as mixed tocopherols)
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and
Drug Administration. This product is not intended to
diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.