What are the benefits of essential fatty acids?

The Omega 3 and Omega 6 family contain fats called essential fatty acids, they are “essential” because our body cannot synthesize those particular forms of fatty acids, so we have to obtain them from food and they are only found in plant-based food sources. They are also known as the parent Omega 3 and Omega 6 as they are found at the top of the Omega chain and will convert down into the longer chain Omega 3 & 6’s known respectively as EPA/DHA and GLA/AA. The two essential fatty acids are called alpha-linolenic acid (Omega 3) and linoleic acid (Omega ...Read more

Why Essential Fatty Acids are essential?

What is the definition of essential fatty acids? Essential fatty acids are the types of fatty acids found within the Omega 3 and Omega 6 family that are “essential” because our body cannot make those particular forms of fatty acids. So we have to get them from food and they are only found in plant based food sources. They are also known as the parent Omega 3 and Omega 6 as they are found at the top of the family and will convert down into the longer chain Omega 3 & 6. The two essential fatty acids are called alpha-linolenic ...Read more

Supercharge Your Smoothie With Amanda Hamilton!

Amanda Hamilton is a qualified nutritionalist and health communicator, she's a big fan of the Udo's range and has been using the products since she qualified as a nutitionalist. In the video above she explains how to make a tasty breakfast smoothie guaranteed to supercharge your day by targeting all angles of your digestive health. This smoothie is great for a quick breakfast or a mid-morning/ evening snack! Delicious on its own but the added Udo's Choice products boost the overall nutritional value byadding in essential fatty acids, extra greens, microbiotics and enzymes, leaving you feeling good for the rest ...Read more

How to boost your essential fatty acids intake

It’s all too easy to fall short of even the minimum intakes of essential fatty acids (EFA) alpha linolenic acid (omega 3) and linoleic acid (omega 6) required to maintain optimum health. Unfortunately, over the years the promotion to follow a “low fat” diet has left many people, including athletes, short in much needed EFA’s. Here are some dietary tips that can help to boost your EFA intake: Use fresh seeds sprinkled on salads, especially hemp, pumpkin and sunflower seeds Use freshly ground flaxseeds mixed in yoghurt, porridge and smoothies Make home-made grain free granola with mixed seeds, nuts and ...Read more

Omega 3 increasing risk of prostate cancer?....Leading science or Misleading science!

The recent news headlines suggesting that Omega 3 may cause prostate cancer came from a scientific study (Brasky 2013) that seemed to suggest that high levels of the fatty acids EPA and DHA lead to a 43% increased risk of prostate cancer and 71% increased risk of high-grade prostate cancer. However, there are a number of problems with this assertion: The assumption the researchers have made is contrary to larger more robust studies. In October 2012 Reuters Health issued an article titled ‘Fish-filled diet may cut prostate cancer mortality’. One of the study’s authors, “Dr. Konrad M. Szymanski of McGill ...Read more

Udo’s Choice and Amy Guy take winning team to Polo for Heroes tournament

Health and Beauty brand Udo's Choice have joined forces with model, international athlete and former ‘Gladiator’, Amy Guy (centre) to form the Udo’s Choice Polo Team and having already got off to a winning start in their first two tournaments, the Annoushka Challenge Tournament at Hurtwood Polo Club and the Mixed Doubles at Ham Polo Club, they are taking the team to the ‘Polo for Heroes’ event on 29 June to help raise money for charities that support members of the Armed Forces injured serving our Country. Ben Butler, Commercial Director for Udo’s Choice says “Amy and her team are ...Read more

The Seeds of Beauty - A guide to Omega Oils and Beauty

Udo' Choice have published a guide to Udo's Choice Ultimate Oil Blend and beautiful skin, hair and nails. The booklet outlines the best way of incorporating the Ultimate Oil Blend into your diet and challenges you to take the blend every day for 6 weeks and see the difference for yourself. The guide is free to view - just click on the image below. If you have any questions arising from the guide why not join our forumRead more

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