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09-08-2002, 11:17 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, 11:30 PM
Essential Fatty Acids. Or simply...fat. Polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats are good for your diet and help increase test levels.
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
09-09-2002, 12:28 AM
http://www.wannabebig.com/archive.php?catid=2 has good article on fats...
http://weightrainer.virtualave.net/ (click on "articles" in left frame, then nutrition, then fat article)
I Need Help
09-09-2002, 07:18 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, 07:23 PM
Olive oil, flax seed oil, nuts etc...
09-09-2002, 08:17 PM
I'm thinking that Olive Oil contains very little EFAs.
There's a good site on the contents.
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, 06:37 AM
tuna is also a good choice
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