Exactly what is Vitamin F? Uses, Benefits, and Food List

Vitamin F is certainly not a vitamin within the traditional understanding of the saying.

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Rather, vitamin F is basically a term loads of fats — alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) and linoleic acid (LA). They are necessary regular body functions, including aspects of brain and heart healthy living .

ALA is basically a a part of the omega-3 fat family, while LA is a member of the omega-6 family. Common forms of both include vegetable oils, nuts, and seeds.

They were sourced out of the 1920s when scientists showed that fat-free diets had uncomfortable side effects on rats. Initially, the scientists suspected the rats were deficient in a new vitamin they called vitamin F — later discovered to be ALA and LA .

Author’s reference: https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/vitamin-f

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