Monthly archives: March 2013


The importance of being Omega-3

Do you know Omega-3 fatty acids? Do you want to know why they are the source of much talk? If so, in this space, that we hope to share with you, we would like to introduce EPA and DHA (both of them Omega-3 fatty acids) to you and talk about the major role they play in the development and maintenance of our health. EPA and DHA (whose full names are […]


An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure

  Short-chain fatty acids do not have the same health benefits as omega-3 long-chain fatty acids, especially EPA and the DHA. Our body cannot produce omega-3 on its own. Although EPA and DHA can be obtained in lower amounts from red meat, egg and few other foods, fish and shellfish are the best source. We need EPA and DHA to grow and function properly, and if the diet does not […]


Dietary fats. Who is who

Dietary fats, all that are eaten as food, are a major source of energy, make food palatable, facilitate the absorption of vitamins and are crucial to proper development during the early stages of life and childhood. Fatty acids (a main component of these fats), besides, are needed for metabolic and structural activities throughout our lifetime… But some fats also play a big role in cholesterol levels. It’s necessary to know […]