The Queen of Fats: Why Omega-3s Were Removed from the Western Diet and What We Can Do to Replace Them (California Studies in Food and Culture)

The Queen of Fats: Why Omega-3s Were Removed from the Western Diet and What We Can Do to Replace Them (California Studies in Food and Culture)

Susan Allport


A dietary whodunit that takes readers from Greenland to Africa to Israel, The Queen of Fats supplies a desirable account of ways we now have turn into poor in a nutrient that's crucial for reliable well-being: the fatty acids referred to as omega-3s. Writing with intelligence and fervour, Susan Allport tells the tale of those very important fat, that are considerable in vegetables and fish, between different meals. She describes how scientists got here to appreciate the function of omega-3s in our nutrition, why advertisement processing has got rid of them from the meals we devour, and what the great outcomes were for our health and wellbeing. in lots of Western nations, epidemics of inflammatory ailments and metabolic issues were traced to omega-3 deficiencies. The Queen of fat provides details for each purchaser who desires to lessen the chance of middle disorder, melanoma, arthritis, and weight problems and to enhance mind functionality and total healthiness. this crucial and compelling research into the invention, technological know-how, and politics of omega-3s will remodel our pondering what we should always be eating.

* contains steps you could take so as to add omega-3s on your diet

* indicates why consuming fish isn't the simply approach, or maybe the way in which, to extend omega-3s.

* presents a brand new option to comprehend the complicated suggestion in regards to the position and value of fat within the body

* Explains how and why the nutrition has created a perilous imbalance of fat in our foods

* exhibits how omega-3s could be reintroduced to our nutrition via nutrition enrichment and alterations within the feeding of livestock

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