Thursday, May 10, 2012

Essential Fatty Acids - What are they?

Essential fatty acids are nutrients that you must consume, since your body does not, and cannot make them on its own.

Omega-3 is one essential fatty acid. Interestingly, only the short chain form of omega3 fatty acid, called ALA (alpha-linolenic fatty acid), not DHA or EPA, is considered essential.


This is because the body can convert ALA into the other two forms of omega-3.

Chia is the highest plant source of omega-3.  Being a food derived from plants, all types of consumers (gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian, meat lovers, etc.) can safely enjoy chia.

Have you had your chia today?®

No comments:

Post a Comment