Whats’ the difference? You know and hear that Omega’s are good for you but do you really know why?
Here are some things to think about when it comes to the Omega’s
Omega 3 is a GOOD fat and essential to a good balanced diet. Omega 3’s have been shown to have the added benefit in reducing symptoms of hypertension, heart disease, stroke, and has been shown to aid with joint pains.
Some research has even shown Omega 3 oil has a helping hand in boosting out immune system and reducing the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. WOW!
Omega 6 Oil is also essential to out diets but unfortunately it is being eaten too frequently now and we (society) are NOT eating enough Omega 3’s and are consuming more Omega 6’s! BAD AMERICA!!!!!
Omega 6’s can be found in eggs, poultry, veggie oil, corn oil, safflower seed oil, just to name a few AND those EVER SO DELICIOUS BAKED GOODS that we often eat too much of.
So Omega 3’s are good but why are Omega 6’s bad?
Good question, here is a short explanation!
Your body needs to be in a balanced state and while Omega 3’s are GREAT they also need a healthy balance of Omega 6’s. The problem is that today with all the food you eat today you eat way more Omega 6’s and not enough Omega 3’s so your body is left in an unbalanced state.
A diet high in Omega 6’s has been shown to cause inflammation in the body. What type of inflammation? Think stiff arteries, increased belly fat, and high blood pressure just to name a few. Combine your poor diet with lack of activity and BAM! OBESITY TO THE MAX!!!!
So with that said eat more Omega 3’s (Cold water fish(salmon), walnuts, beans, Olive Oil) AND LESS Omega 6’s (Margarine, Mayonnaise, Veggie Oils, Salad Dressings)