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The Final Word on EFA's

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The Final Word On EFA's

No matter what your goals are, your quest for the ultimate physique begins and ends with the diet. When you get down to it, it's quite simple -- to pack on Mass, you gotta take in more quality calories throughout the day. And vice versa, to cut down, you gotta comsume fewer calories, but also from quality sources. And of course keep up the lifting and cardio. Building a solid physique doesn't just stop once you leave the gym, it essentially begins and ends with your diet and nutrition which is a 24 / 7 job.

When it comes to dieting, the fat portion of the macronutrient dieting equation is often overlooked. Usually protein and carbs are adequately accounted for but when it comes to fats, you might throw in some almonds, cashews, peanuts or flax caps here and there and not much else. But what most don't know is that this can actually be shortchanging your results. Allow me to introduce you to the healthy side of fats and dispel the myths associated with consuming fats while dieting. Over the years researchers have found that there are numerous health benifits of fats, especially the essential fatty acids (EFAs). Believe it or not, certain EFAs when consumed in the right ratios and amounts are actually considered to be healing oils. So, drive out of your mind of all of the negative images that the word fat has conjured up over the years and allow for some new knowledge about the healthy side of fats, the essentially fatty acids (EFAs) to flow through.

Just what are EFAs and how are they diffrent from other fats? For starters, EFAs are those necessary fats that we as humans are unable to synthesize in our bodies and must be obtained from either diet or supplementation. Of less than 50 essential nutrients, like the essential amino acid and other essential micronutrients such as vitamins and minerals, we need optimum amounts in order for the body to function properly, let alone to make gains in lean mass. Getting the proper amount of EFAs isn't always easy, especially when they are so hard to obtain with a typical diet. Why do I say typical diet? Well, because of convenience and availability of oils, a typical diet consist of an overabundance of commercial oils, usually from plant soures that are hydrogenated, saturated and refined and removed of their natural phytonutrients, as they are the easiest and most economical to get your hands on.

Now if you want the typical physique that you see in your everyday walks of like, then continue on with eating foods that are packed with these refined and basically worthless fats. But I have to warn you though, you are what you eat and if you stick with such fats, your physique and overall health will be the one to pay for it. I dont think you do, so lets continue talking about the right fats, the EFAs.

Certain plant oils and fish oils contain the EFAs that are essential to our survival and growth. Such EFAs feed every part of the body and provide fuel to every cell, tissue, gland and organ in the body. So ya gotta think, when rebuilding the cells of your body, what kind of fats do you want to rebuild 'em? Definitely not the poorly nutritious, refined oils found predominantly in so many of the processed foods out there. What you want are the EFAs to be the cornerstone of your cellular health and physique recomposition.

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