Rewrite History: According to some studies do not margarine with omega-3 fatty acids, preventing heart attacks or strokes, as long claimed.
Four years is a long time
Almost four-year study by scientists from Wageningen University in the Netherlands showed the 4800 patients that omega-3 fatty acids in margarine did not appreciably affect the likelihood of heart attack or stroke. New wave of finding once again raised doubts whether these substances are so healthy for the heart, as the experts thought.
Over the past 50 years in professional circles is argued that the omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids have protective effects against heart disease and circulatory system. In addition, they have many other beneficial health effects.
Nicest of all fats
Omega-trojkám still attributing that reduce blood clotting, reduce the amount of triglycerides (blood fats accompanying cholesterol), lowers blood pressure and protects against heart rhythm disorders. He is also active against the inflammation of blood vessels, joints, intestines and skin disease (lupus and psoriasis - psoriasis) ...
They can be animal or plant origin. The most effective are EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid). They are found mainly in cold water marine fish such as salmon, mackerel, trout and tuna.
Omega-3 fatty acids of vegetable origin are as ALA (alpha-linolenic acid) in oil from flax seeds and leafy vegetables.
We do not know everything
According to present knowledge, it appears that more effective are omega-3-troika "of animal origin. Otherwise, it is always better to give priority to food and vegetable fats.
Not only cholesterol, but also have far more unsaturated fatty acids, some of which are called essential. These acids our body can make and need him to deliver food - in particular those contained in vegetable oils and fish oils.
"The results show that in terms of plant omega-3 fatty acids, it is necessary to continue their investigation," according to the opinion of the new Dutch study, also published in the journal New England Journal of Medicine.
Do not expect miracles
Before scientists can clarify the opinion, the best will not expect miracles and vegetable fats has to stick to what they agree: reduce animal fats with the exception of those "fish" and most importantly to give particular attention to the unfavorable trans fatty acids
They occur mainly in cheap confectionery, chocolate fillings and polevách the wafers, as well as in margarine made with outdated technology called hydrogenation (they are no longer with us virtually absent), in small quantities are also in milk and milk products.
This is certain not to take a fast food restaurant!
In smaller quantities arise in the burnt fat frying is not good to eat often in restaurants and fast food stalls. When frying foods at home is recommended to choose this type of fat in the cooking and take care tailored to the use of oil or fat, not burn.
When buying a spreadable vegetable fats, it is appropriate to follow the information on product packaging. Vegetable fats that are absolutely safe for health, so we know that given the content of trans fatty acids of less than 1%, or "traces".