Essentially, not all fats are the same. Some fats causes blockage to your arteries and gives you a heart attack, some fats protects your heart from damage.
The American Heart Association recommends replacing bad (saturated) fats with good (unsaturated) fats as part of a healthy eating pattern today.
(Polyunsaturated: Omega 3, Omega 6 & Monounsaturated: Omega 9)
(Artificial Trans Fats, Hydrogenated Oils and Tropical Oils)
Taking foods rich in Omega-9 is able to protect us from heart diseases. It has fat-burning effects which is excellent for those who plan on cutting off the extra flabs. For those with joint problems, taking Omega-9 regularly can solve your pains and aches due to its anti-inflammatory properties. Studies have also suggested that this healthy fat protects us from certain types of cancer, including prostate cancer.
MCT (or Medium Chain Triglycerides) is the healthy fat you would like to take if you want to shed your extra kilos away. Food sources rich in MCT include coconut oil. It keeps you energetic and burn the stubborn fats you have always been wanting to get rid of. However, be caution when taking coconut oil as it also contains other saturated fats that can clogged your arteries and cause cardiovascular complications when taken in excess for long-term.
Omega-3 and Omega-6 are two essential fatty acids that our body cannot produce. The only way we can obtain this is from either food or through supplementation. Foods rich in Omega-3 include flaxseed oil and fish oil. Omega-3 has many benefits and these include reducing blood pressure, promoting eye and brain health and anti-inflammatory effects. On the other hand, Omega-6 found richly in sources like evening primrose oil and borage oil have benefits similar to that of Omega-3. The reality today is most of us are taking too much Omega-6 from our diets (adopted from the American diet; Omega-6 is present in almost all unhealthy foods, to name a few: potato chips, pizza, salad dressings). The ideal healthy ratio we should strive to achieve between these 2 essential fatty acids, is a 1 to 1 ratio (we should be taking equal amounts of Omega 3 and Omega 6).
Sustinex Omega 3-6-9 Vegetable Oil Blend (Product)
For those whom wants a good solution, Sustinex Omega 3-6-9 is a special blend of oils (flaxseed oil, coconut oil and high oleic sunflower oil) that contains all the healthy fats mixed in the ideal ratio in one bottle, for those who are seeking to start or maintain a healthy lifestyle.
It gives you sustainable energy throughout the day, and keeps you full for a longer period of time. It keeps chronic diseases at bay, while maintaining the integrity of our blood vessels and organ health. Mix this oil in your favorite salad dressings, or even in pasta or rice.
You may choose to blend it in your milkshakes or your daily coffee or even drink it directly. However, this oil is not recommended for deep frying purposes.