Posts Tagged ‘EPA’

Saturated Fats for the Kidney’s Health

One of the body’s most important organs is the kidney. Properly functioning kidneys are essential for maintaining proper blood volume and composition; for filtering and excreting or saving various chemical metabolites; and for helping to maintain proper blood pressure. Hypertension (high blood pressure) is known to result from improperly functioning kidneys. Research carried out during the last few years indicates that both saturated fat and cholesterol play important roles in maintaining kidney function, as do the omega-3 fatty acids.

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1 comment - What do you think?  Posted by JavaHealth - October 27, 2009 at 11:32 am

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F i s h: Source of Protein and Omega-3

Fish as a source of  Omega-3

Entire cultures have survived on diets of fish. Civilizations grew along the shores of the sea and the banks of rivers. The oceans, seas, lakes, rivers, and streams often provided an incredible bounty.

In the human diet, fish are a source of high quality protein, essential vitamins and minerals but, above all, a virtually unique, rich source of omega-3 (or n-3) long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LC-PUFA) sometimes termed highly unsaturated fatty acids (HUFA). This page summarises the origins of omega-3 PUFA in fish, the increasingly important role of aquaculture in the provision of fish for human consumption, and the major issues currently facing aquaculture focusing on sustainability, driven by the urgent need to replace traditional fish oil and meal in formulated diets, and safety, driven by the requirement to reduce feed-derived contaminants.
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2 comments - What do you think?  Posted by JavaHealth - October 16, 2009 at 6:53 pm

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