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Diet and evolution

We use to think that humans are a good example of environment adaptation but, in fact, we are genetically adapted to the environment… that our ancestors live in! The profound changes (types of foods, nutrient qualities and lifestyle conditions), that began slowly with the domestication of plants and animals (around 10.000 years ago) and become very fast with the Industrial Revolution (food-processing, among others procedures) have occurred too quickly (on […]

 
 
 
 

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 […]