More Fat Talk

October 13, 2009

Let’s talk a little more about fat.

Do you recall that we talked about essential and non-essential amino acids?  Likewise, regarding fatty acids, there are some that are essential and some that are non-essential.  Essential fatty acids are those that are vital to our health, but that our bodies cannot produce, and thus must be provided from the food we eat.  Omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids are the two essential fatty acids.

The American diet is typically deficient in omega-3 fatty acids, but sufficient in omega-6 fatty acids.  Thus, the average American should concentrate on bringing their omega-3 consumption up.  I’m a fan of Udo’s Choice, which is a blend of oils that contains a balanced mix of omega-3 and omega-6 oils.

Keri Eagan asked, “What about omega 9’s? Should I be concerned with those?”

Omega-9 (oleic acid) is found in olive, almond, avocado, peanut, pecan, cashew, filbert, and macadamia oils.  Land animal fats and butter also contain these fatty acids.  Oleic acid (omega-9 fatty acids) are nonessential, and thus are produced in our body.  This is not an oil that the American diet is typically deficient in.

Rob Northrup asked, “What is your feeling on Fish Oil capsules as a way to supplement?”

Some fish oils are excellent for our health because of two omega-3 fatty acids present in those oils.  Those omega-3 fatty acids are eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA).  The fish that are the richest sources of these omega-3s are high-fat cold-water fish like salmon, sardines, mackerel, and trout.  I personally get pure salmon fish oil caplets from a company called Vital Choice.


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19 Responses to “More Fat Talk”

  1. Eva Issabela says:

    The information you provided is really very effective, and you have also provided a product so that we won’t go to purchase anywhere.

    But I would say that you should provide some more varities of products so that people can choose according to their need.

    Anyhow, keep it up please.

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  2. JJ Jalopy says:

    I take Udo oil. I’m not sure if it does any good, but it make me feel like I’m being a little more healthy!

  3. Pam Schulz says:

    I try and take fish oil – but it’s hard to find a vitamin without that fishy after taste!

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  4. Vicki says:

    I’m sure glad Rob asked the question about fish oil tablets. I wondered about their benefits. I hear all the time your diet should be rich with them.

  5. Kate McKeon says:

    I very nearly added fish oil to my regular eating pattern a few weeks ago. I also added zinc at the same time. Perhaps it was the total lack of sleep, but my skin went higgly piggly so I stopped with fish oil capsules for the time being.

    Do you know of any counter-indications?

    Mastery and Team Building, Kate McKeon

  6. Rob Northrup says:


    Thanks for anwering my question, I will check out udo’s choice.

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  7. John Ho says:

    Udo’s Oil seems to be one of the best, if not the best, oil supplement. Another good one is Salmon oil from Altantic / Norway.

    John HO
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  8. Keri Eagan says:

    Thanks Darryl! I did wonder if I should be buying the bottle that had omega 9 as well. Now I know!

    Keri Eagan
    Alternative Healing Insights

    • Katie says:

      Keri, I’d even say you don’t need to owrry about taking anything with omega 6 since our diets have plenty. The mixtures that have omega 3 and omega 6 keep the 3/6 imbalance. It isn’t clear that you need to consume 3 and 6 together to get the benefits.


  9. This is excellent to know to stay healthy. I’ll try to eat more good fat 🙂

    Jose Escalante

  10. Lisa says:

    Thanks, I found this helpful. Fish oil is also good for your eyes. Before I got lasik, my doctor recommended I take these pills before, during , and after.


  11. Thank you. Great explanation. I will look into Udo’ Choice through you link. I love to have experts like you.

    Robert Martin

  12. Scott Payne says:

    You have guilted me back into the gym.. LOL
    Scott Payne

  13. Martin says:

    In the UK, they seem to be adding Omega-3 to many foods – bread, milk, butter, yoghurt, cheese, cooking oil – to name a few. Not sure how high the concentrations are, but better than nothing!

  14. Geez, there is so much to this stuff. I never even knew there was anything called Omega-9’s. I need to pay closer attention and take notes as we go.

    Lisa McLellan
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  15. Mister P says:

    This is something I was already of aware of but very important all the same.

    Bert (alter ego- Mister P)

  16. This site is very informative. Thank you!

    Martin O’Connor

  17. I take Udo’s Oil daily and find it an effective supplement for Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids. In combination with daily Olive Oil consumption I feel I have this area covered. Thanks for the support.

    Steve Chambers
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  18. Hi Darryl,

    Excellent explanations about the different kind of fats and their food as well as reliable supplement sources.


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    April Braswell



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