Top 10 Ways “Good Fats” can Boost Your Fitness
Published 23/09/2016 | 16:18
Who doesn’t crave more energy, better fitness and faster recovery?
One of the best secret weapons to give that added edge and help you to perform better at sports and in the workplace are Omega “good fats”.
Here are the top 10 reasons that Omega “Good Fats” will boost your fitness, skin and overall health:
1. Excellent for Energy
Consuming more essential fatty acids can be of real and significant benefit to athletes. That’s partly because athletes have different nutritional requirements: they need to get 15 – 25% of total energy from ‘good’ fats and they need to arrive in the correct 2:1:1 ratio of omega 3, 6 and 9s, just like the Omegas in Udo’s Oil do.
2. Help with Healing
Whether you run or just play 5-a-side once a week as a hobby or whether you’re in more serious training, injury can be very frustrating. While rest is always essential for recovery, the right nutritional plan can really help with the healing process. Here is where Omega Acids come in for men and women – Essential Fatty Acids are key for every cell membrane to function at its best. When the cells in muscle and joint tissue are healthy and efficient, the muscles and joints recover much faster.
3. Tops for Triathletes
“I’ve been taking Udo’s Oil for almost 14 years. I’ve noticed clear benefits in terms of immunity, complexion, my ability to control body fat, general energy levels, recovery and joint health. The quality of Udo’s Oil is second to none,” explains Trevor Woods, Triathlete and Exercise Physiologist.
4. Insurance for Inflammation
Omega 3 fatty acids also help to produce chemical mediators which regulate inflammation, blood clotting, vascular dilation and immune suppression, which all help with recovery. Immediately after exercise and injury, the healing process begins. First of all, 'clean-up' cells are sent to the injured area to remove damaged tissue. This is followed by an inflammatory response that includes laying down collagen fibres and rebuilding healthy connective tissue. Good nutritional support can act as an insurance policy and help speed up this process.
5. Ramp it Up with a Recipe
Rather than just straight from the spoon, you can get your Omega 3, 6 and 9 fatty acids by adding Udo’s Oil to your recipes. From Lemon Chicken Salad, to Lavender and Basil Cheesecake; from smoothies to protein balls, the key ingredients in Udo’s Oil: flax, sunflower, sesame, coconut, evening primrose, soy lecithin, rice bran and oat bran really pack a punch and add to the nutritional value. If not a fan of liquid oils, ask for Udo’s Oil capsules.
6. Benefits Brain Power
Aside from the physical benefits, it has been found that the correct Omega radio at the rate of 15ml per 25kg of bodyweight per day can lead to improved concentration and improved sleep in some athletes so that brain power will get a boost!
7. Energy and Efficiency
When you consume large amounts of ‘good fats’ such as monounsaturated fats (MUFAs) and polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), these become integrated into the functioning of the cells and build protective benefits against disease. Consuming the right balance of Omega Acids optimises training adaptations for athletes through cell signalling mechanisms and protects DNA from oxidative damage. This means building more energy and more efficiency.
8. Boosts Your Beauty
Skin cells require a steady and balanced supply of EFAs (Essential Fatty Acids) to retain their youthful quality. As beauty expert Bronwyn Conroy says “Feed your skin from the inside out. Eat well, Omega 3 fatty acids fight wrinkles, reduce inflammation and keep skin supple and soft.”
9. Heart Health
When it comes to heart health, Omega 3s are true heroes. They have been shown to lower blood pressure, reduce blood clotting and decrease stroke and heart failure risk. Omega 3s are a powerful tool when it comes to preserving heart health and managing disease.
10. Omegas for Overall Health
These wondrous essential fatty acids help with the control of body fat, general energy levels, recovery and heart health. From building energy and aiding recovery to optimum athletic performance, Omega 3s offer the ultimate and intriguing all-round boost to fitness and overall health.
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