Fatty acids are those that provide energy and act as
regulators of vital metabolic processes. We found three types of
fatty acids: saturated, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated.
Unsaturated fats are what we call "good fats" because they help
to take care of the heart. They are mainly found in vegetables, nuts, seeds and fish. They are of two types: polyunsaturated and monounsaturated.

Polyunsaturated fatty acids are essential for the
maintenance of health since they influence the regulation of the functions of the
brain, heart, membrane, retina, liver, kidneys, skin,
mucous membranes, the adrenal glands and the gonads, too, are necessary
in the diet so that fat-soluble vitamins (Vitamin A, Vitamin
D, Vitamin E and Vitamin K) from food, can be absorbed and are
necessary for cholesterol metabolism. They are found, for example, in
blue fish, such as salmon, sardines, herring, bonito or tuna,
some vegetable oils such as sunflower and soybean.
From a nutritional aspect, we can classify fatty acids into two
big groups:

Non-essential fatty acids, which can be synthesized by the
Essential fatty acids that cannot be produced by the body
and must be obtained from other sources provided by food and
supplements and among which we can find Omega 3, 6 and 9.

The most characteristic Omega 3 is alpha-linolenic acid, it has properties
very important for health such as: the normal maintenance of
blood triglycerides, heart function and blood pressure.

Omega 6:
Linoleic acid contributes to the maintenance of normal levels of
cholesterol and is necessary for normal growth and development in

Omega 9:
Oleic acid contributes to the maintenance of normal levels of LDL-
blood cholesterol.
These Omega 3, 6 and 9 fatty acids offer various benefits:

They help prevent blood platelets from clotting and
adhere to the walls of the arteries, thus allowing the blood
flow more easily through the blood vessels.

Its cardioprotective action focuses on maintaining and normalizing the
cholesterol and triglyceride levels, blood pressure,
cardiac and vascular function and in inflammatory processes,
hyperlipidemia and hypertension.

In their neuroprotective action, they perform structural and
influence numerous processes of development and behavior
neuron, including changes in learning, auditory memory and
visual and olfactory responses.

They have anti-inflammatory properties and can reduce swelling
joint pain associated with rheumatoid arthritis.
All these benefits make this type of fatty acids a component
essential and necessary to achieve well-being and maintain a natural balance in the
health of our body.
05 agosto 2022 — Rolando Gutierrez