There is a great diversity of vitamins , which stand out above all for being essential nutrients present in most of the foods that we consume every day, which participate in a great variety of functions of our organism, being indispensable for its correct functioning.
Although there are well-known vitamins from a popular point of view, it is true that few people know for sure what is hidden or what is known as vitamin F .
What is vitamin F?
Although it is called in this way, the truth is that Vitamin F is not a vitamin in itself , but in this way we call the unsaturated fatty acids , essential for our body, and highlighting above all the linoleic acid.
Vitamin F are polyunsaturated fatty acids , which are divided above all into omega-3 and omega-6, on whose virtues and benefits we have already spoken to you in many moments.
Nutritional benefits of vitamin F
The vitamin F (or, what is the same, the polyunsaturated fatty acids ) are interesting when it comes to reducing levels of high cholesterol , decreasing the levels of bad cholesterol and increasing the good cholesterol .
Therefore the consumption of foods rich in vitamin F is interesting when it comes to take care of our cardiovascular system , since it reduces hypertension and cares for and protects our arteries.
He is able to strengthen the immune system , so it's interesting to increase defenses .
It also becomes an interesting nutrient in the depression treatment .
Foods rich in vitamin F
The following foods stand out:
- Blue fish : like salmon, mackerel, sardines and tuna.
- Nuts : like nuts, almonds and peanuts.
- Oils : like olive oil, sunflower, soybeans and seeds.
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