Vitamin F is not a vitamin in itself, although it does provide important benefits and nutritional properties, thanks to the fact that it is a fundamental healthy nutrient in our diet.
There is a great diversity of vitamins, which stand out above all for being essential nutrients present in most of the foods we consume every day, which participate in a great variety of functions of our body, being essential for its proper 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 referred to as vitamin F.
What is vitamin F?
Although it is called this way, the truth is that vitamin F is not in itself a vitamin, but in this way we call unsaturated fatty acids, essential for our body, and especially linoleic acid.
Vitamin F are polyunsaturated fatty acids , which are mainly divided into omega-3 and omega-6, about whose virtues and benefits we have already spoken to you many times.
Nutritional benefits of vitamin F
The Vitamin F (or what is the same, the polyunsaturated fatty acids) are interesting in reducing the levels of high cholesterol, lowering levels of bad cholesterol and raising good cholesterol.
For this reason, the consumption of foods rich in vitamin F is interesting when it comes to taking care of our cardiovascular system, since it reduces hypertension and cares for and protects our arteries.
It is capable of strengthening the immune system, so it is interesting to increase the defenses. It also becomes an interesting nutrient in the treatment of depression.
Foods rich in vitamin F
The following foods stand out above all:
- Blue fish: such as salmon, mackerel, sardines and tuna.
- Nuts: like walnuts, almonds and peanuts.
- Oils: such as olive, sunflower, soy, and seed oil.