For years, diet experts have told you to eliminate trans fat, cut down on saturated fats and choose foods with unsaturated fats. But according to dietician Evelyn Tribole, this is not (by a long shot) the entire story on fats. There are two types of polyunsaturated fats: omega-3 and omega-6. Omega-3 fats promote good health and prevent a slew of serious medical conditions. Omega-6 fats do just the opposite. Unfortunately, most diets are heavy in omega-6 but light on omega-3. This imbalance is a recipe for health disaster. Tribole says you can improve your diet by eating omega-3 fats and limiting your omega-6 intake, and provides easy-to-prepare omega-3 recipes tailored to every eating preference. This is not a weight-loss manual, but it is a helpful guide to eating in a healthy way that helps weight control. Once you’ve read it, getAbstract predicts you’ll stock up on omega-3.
In this summary, you will learn
- How omega-3 and omega-6 fats differ;
- How omega-3 fats promote good health and omega-6 fats ruin it;
- Why a lack of omega-3 is linked to depression, and other physical and mental disorders; and
- What to eat to get more healthy omega-3 fats.
About the Author
Evelyn Tribole, M.S., R.D., is a trained dietician with a practice in nutrition counseling. She has written numerous books on dieting and nutrition topics, and appears regularly on American TV. USA Today, Prevention and other national publications routinely feature her in diet stories.