Essential Fatty Acids
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There many Fatty Acids but only two Essential Fatty Acids, Omega-3 Fatty Acids or Omega-3 Alpha-Linolenic acid (LNA), and Omega 6 Fatty Acids or Omega-6 Linoleic Acid (LA) that our bodies must have but which they cannot synthesize and must get from the environment. For this reason, omega-6s and omega-3s are called essential fatty acids (EFAs).


The body uses them to make hormones, build cell membranes, and help control blood pressure and blood clotting. Polyunsaturated fats are the best sources of the EFAsUdo Erasmus, author of Fats That Heal, Fats That Kill, discourages the uses of corn oil however because it is often partially rancid. All the monounsaturated fats are low in omega-6 fatty acids. Most people already eat enough Omega-6 fatty acids in their diet.