Not all fat is bad. In fact, there are many forms of fat that are essential to proper nutrition and training. One of the most essential forms is fatty acid. Fatty acids contribute to proper nutrition, recovery, metabolism, etc. and are an essential part of any hunter’s diet. There are literally dozens of health benefits of fatty acids, but here are a few specific benefits of fatty acids that you should be aware of when it comes to training for hunting:
Fatty acids promote cardiovascular health which means more efficiency and health in your metabolic process. This means an increase in metabolism and fat-burning potential.
Improved Inflammatory Response
Fatty acids are a natural anti-inflammatory which means improved response by your body to inflammation, ultimately leading to better muscle recovery and healing.
Improved Joint Health
Fatty acids also promote joint mobility and health due to improved inflammatory response and prevention of osteoarthritis. This means that your joints will last longer and recover faster from those long, strenuous hikes.
Other benefits of fatty acids include: reduced risk of heart disease, bone health support, improved moods, and balancing cholesterol levels. Clearly, this is a very beneficial, valuable nutrient.
The most well known of these fatty acids is Omega-3; this is found predominantly in fish, egg yolks, nuts, and seeds. Sometimes, however, it is difficult to get a good amount of omega-3’s and other fatty acids through diet alone. A fish oil or omega-3 supplement is an inexpensive solution that is well worth the investment. However, some supplements leave a fish taste in your mouth for the rest of the day. Wilderness Athlete’s Fish Oil supplement is a quality product that has also been deodorized to prevent that “perma-fish” taste from following you around all day.
Regardless of how you go about getting fatty acids into your diet, they are crucial for effective weight loss, recovery, and overall health. It is a supplement that no hunter should be without.