Modern nutrition science tells us that not all fats are created equal. Heavily processed fats provide little nutritional benefit, and too many can make you fat and sick. Long term, they contribute to obesity, high cholesterol, heart disease, cancer, and too many other health problems to name.
Omega-3 essential fats known as ALA, EPA, and DHA are the good kinds of fat, because they are essential to good health. Studies show they support heart and brain health, vision and neurological functions, a healthy liver, improved joint mobility, and healthier skin. The problem is that almost nobody eats enough essential fats, especially EPA and DHA, found mostly in fish and other marine life. Lack of essential fats in the modern diet is a real problem.
Fortunately, it's been shown that the body can convert a small amount of ALA Omega-3 into both EPA and DHA - such as the ALA found in flax and chia. That's part of the reason why you'll find about 5 grams of ALA hiding in Zen Breakfast Blend's chocolate deliciousness.
And while we love our flax and chia, it’s not just the Omega-3 fats that are essential to maintaining good health. Health advocates regularly recommend eating the other kinds of fats that are naturally found in all our nuts and seeds. Zen Breakfast Blend simply makes it easier for busy people to eat healthier.