DIVE DEEPER INTO OMEGA-3’S WORLD

Naturally occurring fats are composed of three types: saturated, monounsaturated, and polyunsaturated. The food industry created the fourth type, trans fat by hydrogenating polyunsaturated fats. Polyunsaturated fats (PUFA) can be classified into 2 groups which are omega-3 & omega-6 fatty acids. What is Omega-3? Omega-3 fatty acids are an integral part of cell membranes, helping […]

The fire within – inflammation

In general, inflammation refers to the body’s natural response to an offending agent, such as tissue damage or injury, or infection, which involves the recruitment of mononuclear leukocytes (monocyte and lymphocytes). Acute inflammation relatively occurs in short duration, lasting for a few hours or days, depending on the severity of the injury and generally a […]

Inflammation

Overview If you’ve ever had your fingers cut or your hand twisted, you’ve had inflammation. Science believes that inflammation is the key player in chronic diseases such as diabetes and atherosclerosis. What exactly is inflammation? Inflammation is a natural response of the immune system aimed to protect the body from invaders. It happens as the […]

Choosing healthy fat

Since fat’s reputation has been tarnished, people have avoided it in their diets. Despite growing awareness of low-fat products and ongoing efforts, the world is becoming fatter and thicker, with approximately one-third of the population overweight or obese. Furthermore, the global prevalence of obesity has more than doubled in more than 70 countries. One of […]

A guide to different types of fat

Overview Fat is an essential nutrient for the human body. It serves various body functions include enhancing the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins; A, D, E and K as well as providing a concentrated source of energy. However, not all fats are created equal. Some of them are heart-healthy or also known as the good fat, […]

What is fat and why is it essential?

Fats are organic compounds that are made up of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen. They belong to a group called lipid which exists in solid or liquid form. Liquid fat is unsaturated and plant-based while solid fat is saturated and animal-based. However, there are 3 exceptions; coconut and palm oils are solid and fish oils are […]

The benefit of Essential Fatty Acid

The benefit of Essential Fatty Acid OMEGA 3 Linolenic Acid Helps in reducing inflammation OMEGA 6 Linoleic Acid Fatty acids helps in promoting a healthy brain function. It helps in hair and skin growth and regulate metabolism OMEGA 9 Oleic Acid Helps increase good Cholesterol (HDL) and reduce bad Cholesterol (LDL) Fatty Acid Per 100mg […]