What are Omega 3 and 6 Fish Oils?
Thursday, 19 November 2020 | Admin
What are Omega 3 and 6 Oils?
You’ve probably been searching the net to find out what you can do to improve your diet. Am I right?
Well the simple answer is…anything you can do to improve your diet will boost your health in the long run, and one easy way to do this is to incorporate Omega 3 and 6 oils into your diet.
However, you’ve probably heard of them, but aren’t really sure if they’re for you, or what they do for you?
Basically, our bodies cannot produce Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids and so we need to incorporate them into our diets and maybe also consider supplementation to ensure we’re getting the amount needed for optimum health!
Omega 3 is commonly known as ‘Fish Oil’ but both 3 and 6 are polyunsaturated ‘essential fatty acids’, or GOOD fats.
A simple way to look at it is, for a more healthy diet you should consume monounsaturated or polyunsaturated, rather than saturated or trans-fats.
Polyunsaturated fats can assist in reducing bad cholesterol levels in the blood and therefore reduce risk of heart attack or stroke. They contain vitamin E which is a beneficial antioxidant important for cell regeneration and healthy skin with added protection from illness and for the immune system!
Particular benefits are that Omega 3 oils are fundamental in benefitting infant brain and eye development and Omega 6 has benefits for gene regulation and boosting our immune systems and also has a role in regulating the blood clotting process.
Foods that contain Omega 3 polyunsaturated fats are fatty fish like salmon, sardines, mackerel and trout. This is predominantly a ‘fish oil’ but soybeans, eggs and flax seeds are also a source.
Foods that contain Omega 6 polyunsaturated fats are olive, sunflower and corn oils and walnuts and sunflower seeds. Predominantly an oil/plant source however it can also be consumed in meat, fish, eggs and poultry.
Most people will gain sufficient intake of Omega 6 due to its prevalence in plant based foods/oils and protein sources but many do not gain enough Omega 3 in their diets. A lot of people have an aversion to fish (author included) and so then a supplement might be considered as a way of incorporating Omega 3 fish oil into the diet.
Vitality Rocks Pure Krill Oil is an excellent, sustainably sourced way to supplement intake of Omega 3 and boost heart, brain and immune system health.