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Benefits of Essential Fatty Acids

Essential Fatty Acids are a key issue right now - and mainly because we are generally deficient in them. These fats are considered necessary for human health and must be available from food sources as the body cannot manufacture them itself. EFA's are also known as Omega 3 and Omega 6 and are available from seeds, nuts and oily fish.

Although there are arguments for the use of fish oils as a source of EFA's, there are also concerns about the high level of toxicity in fish oils. A preferable source therefore maybe organic seeds and nuts.

Udo ErasmusHowever, a balance between omega 3 and omega 6 intake is also very important, as too much omega 6 can have detrimental effects. EFA guru Udo Erasmus considers hemp seed to have the ideal ratio of Omega 3 and 6 for sustainable human health.

EFA's benefit the body in many ways but two stand out - the effect on the cells and on the brain. EFA's help repair cell damage as they are part of the cell membrane, and they also help keep the cells fluid - important in maintaining the correct function of the skin, whilst also improving the energy flow between cells, as well as the nutrient absorption and detox function. In short, healthy glowing skin! EFA's are readily absorbed into the skin when applied direct.

Meanwhile, our brains are 60% fat! And over 1/3rd are EFA's. Therefore the quality of fats is imperative for proper brain function. And a lack of EFA's has been associated with learning difficulties and behavioural problems with children.

For further information read Fats That Heal, Fats That Kill by Udo Erasmus or visit

Yaoh recognises the importance of EFA's in our diet, and also the unique features of the hemp seed in relation to this. All our food and bodycare products are rich in organic hemp seed or organic hemp seed oil. We use the freshest, ripest seed and the best possible manufacturing/processing techniques. In short, our EFA delivery is second to none.

All of them, but especially the raw food bars (ideal for children) and the 250ml and 500ml bottles of organic cold pressed hemp seed oil.
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