RE: Essential fatty acids
Posted Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 9:09 PM
This is per Dr. Joel Fuhrman in the movie "Vegucated":
EPA and DHA fat that's found in Fish Oil isn't an essential fat because our bodies can make it, too. If we eat the right precursors, our bodies make it the same way the fish makes it. Walnuts, leafy green vegetables, flax seeds, hemp seeds, lots of nuts and seeds that are rich in the Omega 3 fats, then the body can convert it itself into the EPA and DHA that would have been found in the fish. If you take in too much of the bad fat -- in the meats & cheese & oils -- the Omega 6's, that will compete with the conversion of the Omega 3's.