In addition to a multi-vitamin, a supplement everyone should be taking – in my opinion – is some kind of EFA, or essential fatty acid.
What are EFA’s?
EFA’s, or essential fatty acids, are fatty acids that cannot be made within the body from other compounds – and therefore are essential in the human diet. There are two families of EFA’s: omega 3′s and omega 6′s.
What do they do?
EFA’s support the cardiovascular, immune, reproductive, and nervous systems. They are responsible for a multitude of important functions within the body, including regulating body functions, fighting infection, and growth in children.
Why should I care?
Deficiency in EFA’s in the diet, particularly omega 3′s, is linked with a fair amount of serious health conditions, including heart attacks, cancer, depression, accelerated aging, and many more. Most Americans are deficient.
Where can I get them?
Avocado, walnuts, Brazil nuts, sesame seeds, soybean oil, olive oil, freshwater and shellfish are some excellent sources of EFA’s. There are also some great supplements out there to make it a little more convenient for you to get your daily dose. One tablespoon per day of an EFA supplement like The Total EFA is all you need!
HFS The Total EFA With Pure Fish Oil, 8 Fl. Oz., Juicy Orange
Adults need about 1.5 grams of both omega 3′s and omega 6′s in their diet every day. Make sure you’re getting enough!