Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Omega 3 - Omega 6

Essential Fatty Acids

Omega-3 oils and omega-6 oils are competing for the same metabolic enzymes. An imbalance of these omegas creates problems to our body processes. This imbalance causes our bodies to develop a tendency towards inflammation which then creates higher rates of cancer, heart disease, diabetes, stroke, skin disorders and arthritis.

Basically, we are getting way too much omega 6 and way too little omega 3, which is putting the majority of us at an imbalance and more prone to health problems. We need to make sure we are getting a balanced amount of both omega 3 and omega 6 to keep our bodies healthy and in balance!

Sources of Omega 3 oils

flax seed oil
soybean oil
canola oil
Less potent sources are…
dairy products
lake trout
albacore tuna

Sources of Omega 6 oils(used mostly in dressings and processed foods)

corn oil
safflower oil
soybean oil
sunflower oil
cottonseed oil

1 comment:

  1. Dang girl, you are SMART! Loving this blog. Didn't know you could freeze spinach. Way excited about that and the smoothie recipe. Thanks!