Tuesday, August 30, 2011

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Omega-3 VS Omega-6

Something fishy is going on here. It's the battle of the omegas, not all omegas are created equal. Thanks to processed foods we are getting too much Omega-6 and not enough Omega-3. That means we are setting ourselves up for mo' health problems. The days of when humans were getting a healthy balance of both are long gone.

Omega 3&6 are essential fatty acid that is necessary for good health but the body can't make it so we have to get it through the foods we eat.

Omega-3 is anti-inflammatory helps to lower the risk of diseases

Omega-6 is pro-inflammatory can cause diseases

Both can improve health if there's a healthy balance

Tips to get a healthy balance:

-Reduce eating processed foods

-Eat more fish that are low in mercury at least once a week. I love tuna but I hear it contains a high level of mercury. Will look more into that.

-Fish Oil Supplements makes sure its pure not the crappy kind. Click here for a post I did on supplements.

-Flax seeds and Flax seed oil

It's not always easy but it can be done. The journey continues......


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