What do you know about Omega fatty acids? Everyone talks about Omega-3s but what about Omega-6s, did you know eggs contain omega-6s? There is a relationship between the two, a balancing act if you will.
According to the archives at positscience.com, in 2005, a study was published in the Archives of Neurology. The study revealed participants of normal aging who ate fish once a week slowed the decline of the thought process by 10%. An earlier study in the same journal found people 65 or older who ate fish once a week or more had a 60% lower risk of Alzheimer disease compared to those who did not eat fish. A number of scientists credit the Omega-3 fatty acids for the positive results. While the studies are not conclusive, they do strongly suggest a possible connection.
I have heard Omega-3s perform many health “miracles” in people. WebMd reports, some experts say Omega-3s encourage the production of inflammation controlling body chemicals of the joints, bloodstream, and tissues. Of equal importance is their ability to reduce the negative impact of omega-6 fatty acids. Omega-6s are also considered essential as they contribute to blood “stickiness”, aiding in clotting. Found in foods such as eggs, poultry, cereals, vegetable oils, baked goods, and margarine, Omega-6s support skin health and lower cholesterol however, with an unbalanced amount of omega-6s and omega-3s the blood becomes too sticky. Nutritionist Lona Sandon, RD, a spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association tells WebMd, “When blood is too ‘sticky,’ it promotes clot formation, and this can increase the risk of heart attack and stroke, but once you add omega-3s to the mix, the risk of heart problems goes down”. Oh yeah, I love to bake and would so miss out if it were not for those Omgea-3s doing the balancing act.
The Omega 3 Chewy Fruit Bursts vitamins at Natures best are the perfect solution for increasing Omega-3 intake. They contain a whopping 120 mg Omega-3s but also include a healthy dose of vitamins A, C, D, and E. Increasing ones Omega-3s is easy with the natural black currant flavor. Recommended for adults and children 3 years and older, they simply love the fruity flavor and taking their vitamins. Additionally, the oils contained within are non-hydrogenated and highly purified eliminating any fishy aftertaste.
Many of my family and friends claim lower cholesterol levels as well as improved thought patterns while taking Omega-3s. In fact, my aunt swears by them. Omega-3 supplements are much more affordable than Lovaza, without a doubt. Always consult your physician prior to initiating any sort of health-related exercise, diet, or vitamin programs.