The Raw Foods Evolution

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Vegan Omega-3 Fats DHA & EPA

One of the benefits of raw coconut oil is that it helps the body create higher amounts of the long-chain Omega-3 fats EPA and DHA when the short-chain Omega-3 fatty acids are present in the body.

The only two raw vegan food sources of the essential long-chain omega-3 fats are the herb Purslane, and the Klamath Lake blue-green algae from Vision, Inc. E3 Live.

The paragraph below is from the book 'Spiritual Nutrition- 6 Foundations' by Dr. Gabriel Cousens
page 374

"...Flax seed and hemp seed will provide most of the short chain Omega 3 fatty acids. Coconut oil is a great oil for building ojas, as are hemp seeds and macadamia nuts. Coconut oil increases the conversion of short-chain to long-chain Omega-3 fatty acids by 3 to 6 percent."

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