In today’s weight conscious world, a lot of us are tempted to run away screaming from anything with the word “fat” in it.
However, omega fatty acids are considered “good fats” that are important nutrients for our well-being!
Omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids are known as essential fatty acids (EFAs) because they are required by the body, but our bodies can’t generate them, making supplementation of these fatty acids extremely important.** While omega-9 can be produced internally, receiving a balance of all three of these omegas is ideal.
Omega fatty acids are unsaturated fats that are often used for supporting cholesterol levels already within a normal range.** These “good fats” can also provide support for cardiovascular and immune health, cognitive wellness, and joint, bone and skin wellness.**
Good fats are found in a multitude of different foods from fruits, such as avocados, to cold water fish, such as salmon. There are also substantial amounts of omegas in flaxseeds, nuts and sunflower oil.
However, getting your fill of fatty acids through diet alone can be challenging and expensive, especially if you aren’t nuts about nuts or think there’s something fishy about eating a lot of fish. That’s why getting your omegas from alternative sources, like fish oil and flaxseed oil supplements, can be an efficient and cost-effective way to get everything your body needs to enjoy the benefits of these important nutrients!
How do you make sure to incorporate Omega fatty acids into your routine? Let us know in the comments!