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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.

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.



All Fats “Are Not Created Equal”

Omega-3 fats do great things, such as helping to prevent heart attacks and cancer, and mitigating the effects of arthritis and depression. But how can a fatty substance be healthy? Everyone knows vitamins promote good health, but few people know that omega-3 fats are an essential component of every cell in your body and assist in almost every bodily function. These fats are required for good health. When they were first discovered, they were even referred to as Vitamin F.

Omega-3 fats are found in a variety of sources, including fish, flaxseed oil, canola oil, green leafy vegetables, walnuts, seaweed and hemp. Most people do not consume enough omega-3 fats and consume too much of a harmful type of polyunsaturated fat called omega-6, found in various vegetable oils (soybean, corn, sunflower and safflower) and in margarine. Omega-6 fats are impossible to avoid completely, since they are found in almost all foods. Manufacturers promote omega-6 fats as “heart-healthy,” when the opposite is true: these fats promote heart disease and directly interfere with the numerous benefits of omega-3 fats.

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