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Omega 3

Why should anyone bother with omega 3? Well there are several reasons. Omega 3 is called an essential fatty acid for a reason- it's essential. Omega 3 is thought to lower blood pressure, cholesterol, and keep you heart beat regular. Studies also suggest that omega 3 can help prevent cancer. If this isn't enough incentive it can also improve your mood; it is thought that it can improve brain cell receptors.

Intake

Rather than a strict dosage amount Omega 3 oils are ultimately about balance. Ideally you need to balance your Omega 3 oils with the omega 6 oils. As a simple guide a 1:5 (omega 3, omega 6, respectively) ratio can be applied. Omega 6 oils are commonly found in such foods as whole grains, fried foods, etc. The typical diet will contain more whole grains (omega 6) than fish (and other omega 3 rich foods), therefore you will lack the necessary balance between this two essential oils- omega 3 and omega 6.

Sources

Omega 3 oils are found in such foods as fish (tuna, Atlantic salmon, etc), walnuts, canola oil, and flaxseed oil to name a few. Quite a few people realize that they do not have enough omega 3 intake from these sources so they opt for an omega 3 supplement.

Omega 3 Health Note:

Certain governing bodies suggest that omega 3 oils are potentially dangerous and therefore do not recommend you take more than 3 grams per day. This evidence, at best, is inconclusive and many ignore this. However, further studies are being done to interpret omega 3's affect on the body.
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Article Written by: Brad Belanger
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