We need the three omega oils – 3, 6, and 9 – in the right balance. This article explains why and how.
Fats help keep the integrity of every cell of your body, so we recommend you go out of your way to consume the highest quality fats available. Omega fatty acids are important for:
- Normal growth and development, especially the brain
- Structurally, this layer allows transport of components in and out of the cell and a place for signaling molecules that communicate between cells to attach to
- Lubricates all the tissues of the body.
- Are precursors to the hormone-like substance prostaglandins, some having to do with pain from internal inflammation and others with clotting of blood when there is blood vessel damage.
Well-researched, here are the conditions high-quality omega fatty acids will help:
• High cholesterol
• High blood pressure
• Heart disease
• Rheumatoid arthritis
• Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)
• Macular Degeneration
• Colon cancer
• Prostate cancer
There are three different types of omega fatty acids: 3, 6, and 9.
Omega 3 fatty acids reduce inflammation, and Omega 6 fatty acids promote inflammation and lower LDL cholesterol. This delicate balance makes it important to have both in our diet.
Since Americans tend to have more Omega 6 fatty acids in their diet then Omega 3s, and research shows omega 3 reduce inflammation to lower the risks of chronic diseases such as cancer, heart disease, and arthritis, it’s important to take Omega 3 as a supplement and/or make sure to get in the diet.
Coldwater fish such as mackerel, herring, salmon, anchovies, sardines, lake trout, and halibut are high in omega 3 fatty acids. While the American Heart Association recommends eating fish 2 times a week, there are cautions for pregnant women as we find out more about environmental pollutants winding up in the fish we eat.
We recommend food rich in Omega 3 such as walnuts, flaxseeds, green leafy vegetables, and soy beans, along with a well-sourced supplement.
Omega 6 is in safflower and walnut oil, wheat germ, sesame oil, and olive oil. Omega 6 is also in abundant in poultry.
Omega 9 is produced in the body from foods you eat in general so you don’t have to take it as a supplement.
Schedule NOW (303) 888-5764