If you have just received your results from Test Your Intolerance then you will likely have a variety of questions. In our blog pages and across our website, we endeavour to ensure that we try and cover all your questions about intolerance testing. So, today it is all about including fat in your diets.
What are fats and oils in your diet?
Having done the intolerance testing process, you’ll be aware that fats and oils are important. Fats and oils are made up of molecules of fatty acids. They can either be saturated or unsaturated, but it is important that you include them in your diet. Many people get put off by the word ‘fats’, but they are essential, including, omega-3 and omega-6, meaning that they must be consumed through the diet, as the body is unable to synthesise them. Fat has a number of important functions in the body:
- It is a valuable energy source
- The membrane of every human cell is formed from a phospholipid bilayer, and our fat consumption is reflected in all of our cells
- Enables the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins, A, D, E and K
- There are certain fats which are ‘essential’ and cannot be synthesised in the body – these are omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids
- Omega-3 and omega-6 are used for the synthesis of eicosanoids, and these are anti-inflammatory molecules
Likes, Dislikes and Allergies
Depending upon your likes, dislikes and allergies, and intolerances (you’ll discover these after intolerance testing), the best fat sources include:
- Fish – salmon, mackerel, sardines, tuna and kippers
- Cold Pressed Oils
- Nuts/nut butter
Questions about Intolerance Testing
Remember though, at Test Your Intolerance, we are always here to help you with any issues which you may have. Don’t forget to check out www.testyourintolerance.com and contact us via LiveChat and our customer service advisors will be happy to help with anything to do with your intolerance testing. They work 24 hours a day, 5 days a week (Mon-Fri) so please don’t hesitate to ask. Fats will also be an important part of your 28-day elimination diet on your journey, so it is important that you know about them.