If our body systems are to function normally, we must make
sure that 30% of the daily calories that we expend, come from a fatty
source. An optimal composition of fatty acids will reduce the risk of heart
disease, high blood pressure, cancer, diabetes, rheumatism and obesity. A
high consumption of Omega-6 fatty acids, as is common in the Western world
diet (sunflower oil, corn oil, Soya oil) at a level of 22% of the daily
calories consumption, is liable to impair liver functions and to adversely
affect the immune system functioning.
Unfortunately, the food consumed in the Western world today
is industrialized, containing a fatty acid composition with the potential to
cause extensive damage to the body systems.
The advantages of the Eger’s Spread
Now, for the first time, consumers can enjoy a spread with
an optimal fatty acid composition, without additives in the form of
preservatives or synthetic colorings, flavorings and aromas.
The spread ingredients have not undergone any chemical
modification, thus retained their original properties. It is not a secret
anymore, that oils solidified by hydrogenation, a widely applied method by
the industry, contain trans-fatty acids, sort of modified fatty acids, which
lost their original beneficial properties and, in their new form, are likely
to cause heart disease.
The American FDA has determined that food containing over 1%
of transfatty acids cannot be considered to be functional food. According to
investigations on different types of spreads, their content in trans isomer
fatty acids reaches 9% to 23%.
Our solidification process does not include hydrogenation,
in order to avoid having these trans-fatty acids in our final product.
"Eger’s Spread" is made of 73% extra virgin olive oil, 20%
tasteless and odorless fish oil and 7% monoglyceride of vegetable origin.
This means that the spread contains about 70% monounsaturated fatty acids,
about 20% saturated fatty acids of vegetable origin and fish oil, and about
9% polyunsaturated fatty acids, including 4% long-chain omega-3 essential
fatty acids (EPA + DHA).
The American FDA recently determined that a daily
consumption of up to 3 grams of omega-3 essential fatty acids is likely to
reduce the risk of arteriosclerosis and consequent cardiovascular
impairment. There is also extensive evidence that omega-3 fatty acids
significantly contribute to the thinning of the blood, and are absolutely
essential for the development of the visual system and mental capacity of
infants. They were also proved to the deterioration of mental capacity as
well as improve the cognitive ability of adults.
Therefore, a natural functional spread can be offered to the
public, and on an exclusive basis, since it is patent-protected. The
composition of fatty acids in this "essential" spread, deriving from extra
virgin olive oil and fish oil, is a proved health enhancing element.