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All About Omega Fatty Acid

Omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids are vital for supporting heart, brain and immune system health. However, excessive omega-6 fatty acids may increase risk of cancer and other diseases. Do you know that majority of us are consuming too much omega-6 and too little omega-3? Excessive intake of omega-6 leads to inflammation in our body as well as serious cardiovasuclar diseases. Source of omega-3 from marine fish may not be a wise choice...

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What are Omega-3 Fatty Acids?

Omega-3 fatty acids are fats that are important for good health. 3 major types of omega-3 fatty acids are:

1) ALA - Alpha-linolenic acid. Found only in plants.
2) DHA - Docosahexaenoic acid (for building of brain cells)
3) EPA - Eicosapentaenoic acid (for cardiovasular health)

Our body cannot make ALA, DHA or EPA. However by consuming plant foods that are rich in ALA, our body can convert ALA to the necessary DHA and EPA required by our body.

Why are Omega-3 Fatty Acids Necessary?

Omega-3 fatty acids are an essential part of cell membranes. They promote heart health by reducing triglycerides (fats in the blood), blood pressure and atherosclerosis. They also help to regulate immunity by reducing inflammation and allergic reactions.

Research shows that omega-3 fatty acids significantly aid the brain in learning and cognition, and play an important role in babies' growth.

For the Heart

For Joints and bones

For Mental and cognitive functions

For the Eyes

For Liver

For women

What can Omega-3s do for my children?

What are the effects of Omega-3 deficiency?

Omega-3 deficiency is the sixth biggest killer of Americans and causes 96,000 U.S. deaths per year, according to Harvard University researchers.

Which plant foods are high in Omega-3s?

What are Omega-6s?

Omega-6 fatty acids are fats. Types of omega-6s include:

What are some dietary sources of Omega-6s?

What can Omega-6 do for me?

What are the negative health effects of Omega-6s?

With ALA, our body can calm down the side effects of excessive omega-6.

The Right Source of Omega-3 fatty acid

There are many sources of omega-3 fatty acids, but not all are good for you.

Water pollution has contaminated fish and other marine life, making it unsafe to obtain omega-3 from fish or seals. Fish liver oil may contain more poisonous substances as the liver is a filtering and detoxifying organ.

What's more, fishing to obtain fish oil has put animals such as whales and seals in danger of extinction, destroying the ecosystem's balance.

Do we need Omega-3 supplements?

The typical modern diet has too much omega-6s and not enough omega-3s.

For example, the typical American diet tends to contain 14-25 times more omega-6 fatty acids than omega-3 fatty acids.

One contributing factor for the high levels of omega-6s in one's diet is the vegetable oils (corn oil, cottonseed oil, peanut oil, safflower oil, sesame oil, sunflower oil and soybean oil) used in many processed and fried foods.

Foods high in omega-6s:

What are the consequences of the omega-6:omega-3 ratio imbalance?

Inflammation, which is linked to cardiovascular disease, cancer, asthma, autoimmune and neurodegenerative diseases

What are some common animal-based sources of omega-3s?

What are the possible risks of omega-3 fish oil supplements?

Why should I choose plant-based omega-3s?

How do I choose good plant sources of omega-3s?

Chia seeds and kiwi fruit seeds are good sources of omega-3.

Walnuts have higher levels of omega-6s than omega-3s. Flax seed has a good omega-6:omega-3 ratio, but experimental studies have raised concerns that it may be unsafe for unborn children when taken by expectant mothers. Flax seed may also worsen hormone-sensitive conditions such as breast, uterine and ovarian cancers.

We recommend <O-Seed> for rich plant source omega-3.

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