Fatty Acids Updated on: July 18th, 2019

Fatty acids are the building blocks of fat. The body breaks down fat that we eat into fatty acids so that the body can absorb them. There are two types of fatty acids, saturated and unsaturated fats.

why we feed

Fat is a major component of every cell in the body, crucial for the absorption of fat soluble vitamins like Vitamin A, D, E, and K and also necessary to manufacture hormones. They help to keep nutrients in and waste out.

how to feed

All foods have different amounts of each type of fat which is why it is important to feed a varied and balanced diet. Animal sources tend to be higher in saturated fats while plant sources tend to be higher in unsaturated fats

Additional info

Some foods rich in fatty acids are: Mackerel Salmon Cod Liver Oil Herring Sardines Anchovies