are SUPER important for health and well-being!! Your body can't synthesize omega-3's on their own so you must include them in your diet. The 3 kinds are ALA, EPA and DHA. 250-500mg of EPA & DHA combined is reccomended.
We also need omega-6's to function properly as well. Our bodies crave a 1:1 ratio of omega 6's to omega-3's to keep inflammation low. However most of us have a ratio closer to 20:1 or 30:1 omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids.
BENEFITS OF OMEGA-3'S
- Helps fight depresson & anxiety
- Can improve eye health
- Promotes brain health
- Improve risk factors for heart disease
- Reduce symptoms of metabolic syndrom & ADHD
- Fights inflammation
- Improve mental disorders
- Improve bone and joint health
- Alleviate menstural pain
- Great for skin health
- May improve sleep
SOURCES OF OMEGA-3'S
fish, olive oil, flaxseeds, chia seeds, roasted soybeans, walnuts, hemp seeds
WATCH YOUR INTAKE OF OMEGA-6'S IN:
poultry, eggs, cereals, durum wheat, whole-grain breads, most vegetable oils,salad dressing, fast foods, cookies & cakes, processed pork products, dairy, fatty beef cuts, mayo
If you're feeling like you don't get enough omega-3's in your diet then you can always include a fish oil or a non-fish omega-3 supplement!