Not all dietary fat is bad for your health – far from it. Fat comprises a whopping 60% of our brains and our intake of dietary fat greatly influences the proper function of this vital organ. Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) are prime among these healthy fats, and in the right quantities, the health benefits they endow can be life-changing. From better moods to clearer skin, their positive effects extend throughout the entire body.
Unknown to many, EFAs consist of a big family of dietary fats, named Omega Fatty Acids. They affect the body in a variety of ways and are found in many different foods. Most are considered essential nutrients, meaning the body cannot produce them on its own, despite needing them to attain good health.
To unlock the health benefits of EFAs, let’s break down the most important Omega groups and where they naturally occur. And then, allow us to let you in on a little secret about how to optimize your intake of all three.