Unsaturated Fats Updated on: August 4th, 2019

Unsaturated fats have at least one double bond in their chemical structure, forming kinks. They are usually liquid at room temperature like vegetable oil. Monounsaturated fats contain one double bond and polyunsaturated fats contain multiple double bonds

why we feed

Unsaturated fatty acids produce hormones, important chemical messengers that send signals from the body to the organs to control growth, metabolism, reproduction, and mood. Five polyunsaturated fatty acids are deemed essential by AAFCO

how to feed

Whole food sources for different omega 6s and 3s include poultry, lean meat, cold water fish oil, and phytoplankton. Corn, soy, and other grains are extremely high in inflammatory omega 6s.

Additional info

Unsaturated fats are necessary energy-dense macronutrients responsible for improving blood cholesterol levels, reducing inflammation and facilitating stable heart rhythms