View Full Version : EFA's...?

Michael Only
09-08-2002, 10:17 PM
I've heard a lot of this term around the forum, specially when it comes to dieting and I don't know precisely what does it mean. Fact is, I'm new at this so can someone tell me what EFA stand for, how do they work and some examples of them???:confused:


09-08-2002, 10:30 PM
Essential Fatty Acids. Or simply...fat. Polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats are good for your diet and help increase test levels.

09-08-2002, 11:15 PM
also....they are fats that the body can not produce and must be ingested. at least 20% of ones daily caloric intake should come from EFA's

09-08-2002, 11:28 PM
http://www.wannabebig.com/archive.php?catid=2 has good article on fats...

as does
http://weightrainer.virtualave.net/ (click on "articles" in left frame, then nutrition, then fat article)

I Need Help
09-09-2002, 06:18 PM
Those links are great....but still WAY TOO MUCH information for a newbie, iŽll try to learn as quick as possible.

Can someone list which are the best or most common EFA's to include in a diet????

09-09-2002, 06:23 PM
Olive oil, flax seed oil, nuts etc...

09-09-2002, 07:17 PM
I'm thinking that Olive Oil contains very little EFAs.


There's a good site on the contents.

09-09-2002, 07:54 PM
the best sources of EFA's that contain both Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids are flax oil, hemp oil and pumpkin seed oil...

most fish contain both Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids with Salmon (sockeye) being the most abundant in both. most nuts only contain Omega 6 fatty acids.

09-10-2002, 05:37 AM
tuna is also a good choice