When it comes to eating healthy, you have probably heard a lot about Essential Fatty Acids...EFAs...or Omega 3s and Omega 6s. You also probably know that there is good reason to eat these, and that they are essential, pardon the pun, to a healthy diet. What you might not know, however, is that all Omegas are not created equal.
In truth, yes, both are important to a healthy diet. Why? Because they are fatty acids that your body can not produce on its own...as a result, you depend on the foods you eat to get them. They are good for us because they lower bad cholesterol, and support and regulate the cardiovascular, reproductive, immune and nervous systems. Further, they help to manufacture and repair cell membranes and maintain the oil barrier of the skin. The commonly unknown fact, however, is that the ratio in which you eat these EFAs is even more important than consuming them.
An ideal intake ratio of Omega 6s and Omega 3 fatty acids is between 1:1 and 4:1. Unfortunately,Read More »from Omegas 3 and 6: What you really need to know