Unformatted text preview: l Fatty Acids Cont’d Omega-6 Fatty Acids Linoleic Fatty Acid Found in vegetable oils, seeds, nuts, and wholegrain foods Omega-3 Fatty Acids Linolenic Fatty Acid Found primarily in fish, but also in soy oils and Found breast milk breast Makes EPA and DHA Also includes EPA and DHA DHA is a structural lipid in brain EPA and DHA are needed for brain development EPA and DHA are important for normal growth and EPA development development EPA and DHA are active in rods and cones of retina EPA and DHA may help to prevent heart disease Proteins Amino Acids bond to form proteins Essential Amino Acids
Amino acids that the body cannot Amino synthesize in amounts sufficient enough to meet physiological need. There are 9 known essential amino acids. essential Conditionally essential amino acid: An Conditionally amino acid that is not normally essential, but is essential during certain circumstances. Ex: glutamine during stress circumstances. Complete Proteins
Contains all of essential amino acids. Include meat, fish, poultry, eggs, milk, and Include gel...
View Full Document
- Spring '08
- Nutrition, essential amino acids, essential fatty acids