Forget getting enough essential fatty acids (EFA) into your diet. Instead, get enough oils inside wholefoods, where they contain all the necessary co-factors and nutrients for full absorption. Wholefood oils are protected from rancidity by their natural food matrix. They are not extracted into liquid, nor removed and highly processed into a cheap fish oil capsule. They are not heated, broken down or refined. They always come with natural fibre to protect them. Oils inside wholefoods are the best quality, safest, healthiest, and the most perfect delivery of healthy oil available. They contain all of the benefits of good oils and they are essential for helping you lose body weight and body fat. It is actually very simple!
What plant-based foods are the best sources of good fats and oils?
- Hemp oil (75% EFA – the most balanced oil-rich food available)
- Flaxseed (57% omega-3, 16% omega-6 and 18% omega-9)
- Walnuts (8% omega-3, 51% omega-6 and 28% omega-9)
- Pumpkin seeds (15% omega-3, 42% omega-6 & 34% omega-9)
- Spirulina (the oils are 21% pure omega-3 GLA)
- Chlorella (also rich in vitamin D)
- Avocado (80% omega-9)
- Olive oil (2% omega-3, 10% omega-6 and 82% omega-9)
- Coconut (6% omega-9 and 91% healthy unrefined saturated fat)
- Almonds (omega-3, 26% omega-6 and 65% omega-9)
Other great sources of healthy oils with various mixtures of omega-3-6-9
Sacha Inchi, sesame seeds, chia seeds, tahini, seaweed, soybeans, tofu, tempeh, miso, broccoli, spinach, cauliflower, cabbage, cloves, mustard seeds, leafy green vegetables (especially purslane), kale, collard greens, Brussels sprouts, hazel nuts, peanuts and pecan nuts. These foods deliver natural oils protected in their food matrix with lignans, enzymes, sterols, stanols, fibres and other beneficial nutrients. A tablespoon of straight oil is 120 calories. A tablespoon of nuts or seeds is completely different as it helps remove the bad fats and replaces them with the good protected fats. Nature provides an abundance of EPA/DHA in plant foods. Purslane and algae both contain EPA/DHA and both have been proven to increase the levels in the body. Whether you get your oils from vegetables sources or fish, both have similar absorption rates.
Trust thousands of years of wisdom and experience from the longest lived people all over the world. Focus on getting all your essential oils from a plant-based wholefood diet rich in superfoods.
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