Tag Archives: omega-3

Pufa

What is PUFA (polyunsaturated fatty acids) ?

What is PUFA (polyunsaturated fatty acids)? Fatty acids provide necessary calories to the human body, as well as make food savory, increase appetite, palatability, and sense of satiety. It also facilitates lipophilic nutrient such as vitamin A, D, and K absorbed into our body. The fatty acid can be categorized into saturated or unsaturated fatty acid by the structure and ...

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Food for Retaining Thought

By C. CLAIBORNE RAY Reference: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/26/science/food-for-retaining-thought.html?ref=health Q. Could a low-fat diet contribute to memory problems? A. “Since the brain and body cells need fat to survive and thrive, depriving them of certain types of brain-healthy fats may be detrimental to your memory,” said Dr. Richard Isaacson, the director of the Alzheimer’s Prevention Clinic at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian. The key ...

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Algae DHA

Is Algae DHA As Healthy as Fish Oil DHA?

Is Algae DHA As Healthy as Fish Oil DHA? By Mark Anthony Reference: http://www.foodprocessing.com/articles/2012/algae-dha-healthy-as-fish-oil/   By now, many of the benefits of omega-3 fatty acids have been well established, particularly their actions as anti-inflammatory agents and their tendency to reduce the potential for blood clots by decreasing platelet aggregation (otherwise known as the tendency of platelets in the blood to clump). ...

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