Eat Fat if You Want to be Healthy and Slim

Essential Fatty Acid Pack containing Fatty Acid Complex and Liquid Gold Complex.

AquaSource Essential Fatty Acids

Eat Fat if you want to be Healthy and Slim

Fats are probably the most misunderstood food group there is.

For decades now, we have been sold the myth that to be healthy, or to lose weight, we must eat foods low in fat. Of course, we do need to avoid trans fats (hydrogenated vegetable oil) which is impossible for the body to process, but the fact is, good fats do not make you fat or unhealthy. Quite the reverse! Some fats are ‘essential’ for proper functioning of the body. But the ‘Essential Fatty Acids’ Omegas 3 and 6 cannot be synthesized by the body and must be provided by diet and/or supplementation.

Essential Fatty Acids, commonly referred to as EFA’s, affect a number of vital processes such as hormonal balance, cholesterol metabolism, heart health, healthy skin, supple joints, brain health and energy metabolism.

As with all nutritional supplements, it’s vital that you take the right one. AquaSource have worked extremely hard to optimize the quality and bio-availability of their products, so that they can be fully assimilated by the body. AquaSource Fatty Acid Complex contains a diverse range of essential and non-essential FA’s from plant oils, all cold-pressed to maintain their full nutritional integrity. It contains Flax Seed*, Olive*, Sunflower*, Safflower*, Evening Primrose*, Rose Hip*, Pumpkin Seed*, Borage*, Black Cumin*, Wheat Germ*, Apricot Kernel*, Sesame Seed*, Goji Berry, Soya Lecithin*, DHA-rich oil from Marine Algae Schizochytrium Sp. with Rosemary flavouring, Raspberry, Nutmeg (Nutmeg, Sunflower, Olive oil blend), Carrot.

*98.8698% agricultural ingredients are organically produced. The focus is on quality, not quantity of Omega 3, to ensure maximum absorption and benefit to health.

It has a lovely flavour, suitable for children and adults alike.

Naturally, it’s guaranteed 100% free of genetically modified ingredients and is approved by the Vegan Society.

Whilst the Fatty Acid Complex provides the EFA’s which everybody needs, AquaSource have also developed Liquid Gold for those with extra needs. Liquid Gold provides a range of important Omegas 3, 6, 7 and 9 fatty acids from plant sources. Both products can be taken together, since they provide different and complementary benefits.

Here’s a healthy recipe which is an easy and delicious way to get your children to take the Omega 3 they so badly need for healthy brains and IQ.

OMEGA CHOCOLATE DIPPER (Serves 4)

Prepare fruit that your children like, and forks to dip the fruit into the chocolate fondue.

175g/6oz milk chocolate

1-2 teaspoons AquaSource Fatty Acid Complex

100ml/4fl oz single cream

2 tablespoons orange juice

Optional: dessicated coconut – dip the chocolaty fruit into coconut if desired for extra health benefit

To serve:

Apple wedges, orange segments, strawberries, pieces of banana, pineapple chunks, grapes, etc.

Prepare the fruit you choose to serve. Break the chocolate into pieces and place in a saucepan. Add the cream and orange juice and heat gently until melted, stirring all the time. Stir in the AquaSource Fatty Acid Complex. When smooth, pour into a warm bowl, stand on a plate and arrange the fruit around. Watch the children dip their fruit pieces into the chocolate (and then dessicated coconut if desired) and enjoy their squeals of delight as they tuck in. But wait, why should only children get to enjoy healthy desserts – go on, tuck in yourself, and let us know what you think. Apart from the omega health benefits of the Fatty Acids, there’s also the much needed vitamin D in the cream.

Healthy desserts – Ice Lollie (Makes 4)

You will need a food processor or blender and a lolly mould with holders to make these ice lollies, which can also double up as a healthy dessert for children.

STRAWBERRY OMEGA ICE LOLLIES

175g/6oz fresh strawberries

100ml/3 fl oz milk (or use almond milk)

1 x teaspoon AquaSource Fatty Acid Complex

1 x 200ml pot strawberry yoghurt

Put the strawberries into a blender with the milk and whiz to form a puree. Pass the mixture through a sieve into a measuring jug. Add the AquaSource Fatty Acid Complex and yoghurt and make up to 400ml, then whisk together. Pour into the compartments of the plastic lolly mould. Add the holders, place in the freezer until hard. To un-mould, dip the lolly mould in a bowl of hot water for a few seconds, and turn the strawberry lollies out. Serve at once.

BLUEBERRY OMEGA ICE LOLLIES

175g/6oz frozen blueberries, thawed

100ml/3 fl oz milk (or use almond milk)

1 x teaspoon AquaSource Fatty Acid Complex

1 x 200ml pot vanilla yoghurt

Make in the same was as strawberry lollies

APRICOT OMEGA ICE LOLLIES

400g tin apricot in juice

1 x teaspoon AquaSource Fatty Acid Complex

150ml/5fl oz orange juice

Drain apricots, put into food processor or blender with Fatty Acid Complex and orange juice. Blend until very smooth. Pour into compartments of lolly mould, add holders and freeze until hard.

Other straightforward and easy ways to include the benefits of AquaSource Fatty Acids in your or your children’s diets is to:

  • Add to a fruit smoothie
  • Stir into morning porridge
  • Stir into yoghurt
  • Stir into hot or cold rice pudding
  • Add to vinaigrette

Add Fatty Acid Complex to dishes after they have been cooked – do not use for frying as stability of oil would be affected.

Have you got any recipes for healthy ‘AquaSource’ desserts you can share? We’d love to hear from you.