Omega 3 and Omega 6 Fatty Acids
Fat is often looked upon in fear by many women.
In reality, there are good fats and bad fats. Saturated and trans fats are bad, and should be avoided.
Polyunsaturated fats, on the other hand, are good for you; Omega-3 and Omega 6 fatty acids are types of polyunsaturated fats but the problem is human body cannot make them on its own and we have to obtain them from our diet. Also, Omega-3 fatty acids can help with numerous health conditions like heart disease, depression and anxiety, cancer. You can find these fats in several different foods.
- Cold water high fat fish, especially wild salmon, sardines, anchovies, and trout
- Flaxseed oil, flaxseeds, flaxseed meal, pumpkin seeds
- Certain dark green leafy vegetables, including kale, spinach, mustard greens, collards, etc.
- Hempseed oil, hemp seeds
- Nuts (walnuts, Brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnuts, almonds, pecans, macadamia nuts, pistachios and peanuts, sesame seeds)
If you don’t consume these foods very often, you should consider taking a supplement.
However, it’s important to make sure your supplement contains enough EPA and DHA.
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