It is important to minimize the intake of cholesterol (animal fat) and trans fats (margarines and commercial cooking oils) while consuming enough good fats. Good fats raise your HDL (High Density Lipoprotein) or “good cholesterol”. This HDL clears the blood vessel walls of excess “bad cholesterol” (Low Density Lipoprotein also known as LDL) which may otherwise form into plaques causing coronary artery disease. The HDL then carries that excess cholesterol to the liver where it is broken down and excreted. This is important in keeping our cholesterol levels down and fighting heart disease and obesity. The body does not produce essential fatty acids so they must be ingested through the food we eat or supplements.
Food Sources of “GOOD FATS”
There are 2 families of Essential fatty acids: Omega 3 and Omega 6. Fats from each of these families are essential for the body to complete numerous functions.
are found in flaxseed oil and in cold water fish such as salmon but in particular sardines and anchovies which have the highest naturally occurring concentration levels of omega 3 essential fatty acids.
natural food sources are raw pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds, pine nuts, black currant seed oil, Evening Primrose Oil and Borage Oil. The blue flower of the borage plant is star-shaped and for this reason the oil derived from its seeds is sometimes referred to as starflower oil.
Most of the health benefits of the Evening Primrose and Borage Oils come from the GLA. In fact, Borage Oil contains even higher concentrations of GLA than Evening Primrose Oil and Ephraim Health feel it is too good not to be included in our superb range of natural health products!
Studies with GLA showed an improvement in the overall discomfort of joint swelling inflammation, and stiffness.
Say Good bye to Annoying skin conditions
Evening primrose and borage oil assists the body to eliminate many skin conditions such as itchiness, dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, Acne, Scars, Eczema and Dry skin.
Natural Help for Monthly Cramps and Mood Swings
Evening Primrose Oil as well as the Borage Oil can help restore the body to its natural state therefore helping the body to cope with pre menstrual syndrome and menopause, including mood swings, bloating, breast tenderness and hot flushes.
Help For Diabetics
Evening primrose oil has been known to assist and support diabetic neuropathy, a debilitating form of nerve damage suffered by many diabetics. EPO works with the body to reduce the numbness, tingling and loss of feeling or lack of sensation in the feet and legs.
Improve General Well Being
We tend to be Omega 6 deficient because of our over processed diets therefore Evening Primrose and Borage Oil are a valuable natural health supplement with numerous health and beauty benefits.
Always read the label and take only as directed. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
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