Omega-3s and why your body needs them
If you keep track of nutritional news even casually, you've probably heard that omega-3 fatty acids are good for you and that you should eat more foods, like seaweed, that contain them. However, you might not know exactly how these crucial fats work to keep us healthy.
First of all, not all fats are bad for you. Some, like omega-3 fatty acids, are necessary in order to maintain cell health. Found in certain fruits and vegetables, cold water fish like anchovies, mackerel and sturgeon and nuts including walnuts, omega-3s reduce the risk of numerous health problems. These include heart disease, stroke, hypertension, depression and rheumatoid problems like joint pain.
So how do they do all of that? First, they promote the release of chemicals that reduce inflammation in the body. Second, they balance out the effects of another essential fatty acid, omega-6s. Omega-6s are needed in the body to thicken blood and allow it to clot, but if they aren't balanced with an equal amount of omega-3s, they can cause problems. According to nutritionist Lona Sandon, most Americans have an omega-6 to omega-3 ratio of about 20 to one, while an ideal balance would be one to four.
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