Editor - 15/08/2017
Omega-3, omega-6 is known as unsaturated fats, which are abundant in natural food sources in fish and in many food and beverage products such as milk, yogurt and orange juice. Omega-3 fatty acids, omega 6 fats are very beneficial for the health and development of children. But few know that the imbalance between omega-3 and omega-6 has had unfortunate consequences. To compensate for the deficiency or imbalance of two fatty acids it must be mentioned the role of omega 9.
Omega-3 is a good fat for the body
Omega-3 fatty acids form a multifaceted polyunsaturated fatty acid group and are considered beneficial fats for the body. Although the results of studies in many different countries are positive, some of the benefits of omega-3 have not been proven on a large scale. However, there are some effects of omega-3:
Omega 3 fatty acids help to form neurons, which transport glucose - the main nutrient that helps the brain to function.
Retinal DHA accounts for 50%. A compound essential for neurodevelopment and vision, from children to the elderly.
For infants, omega-3 supplements in the diet should be given more attention because the baby's body does not yet have a reserve lipid.
Omega-3 helps prevent cardiovascular disease, relieves pressure on the artery wall in people with high blood pressure, reduces myocardial infarction, reduces coronary heart disease and reduces blood fats.
Prevent wrinkles in the skin, reduce the harmful effects of ultraviolet rays in the sun. Leucotriene limits inflammation; Helps balance the body's fatty acids, participate in preventing oxidation, inflammation and some carcinogens.
Omega-3 also lowers blood fat, lowers rheumatoid arthritis, decreases the severity and number of asthma attacks, slows the progression of IgA nephropathy and secondary glomerulonephritis, Psoriasis, ulcerative colitis (Crohn's disease).
What foods are rich in omega-3 content?
Omega-3s are abundant in fish fat and seafood that are predators of algae and plankton. In addition, omega-3s are found in flaxseeds, flaxseed oil, vegetable oil, green leafy vegetables, seaweed, dandelion, green leafy vegetables, nuts.
Infants may be provided with natural omega-3s from breast milk source. To help children love foods that provide more omega-3s like fish, mothers begin to get used to the food made from fish as soon as young. Offer high omega-3 fish such as salmon, mackerel, tuna, sardines ...
How much omega-3 is enough per day?
As recommended by the American Heart Association (AHA), for adults without a history of cardiovascular disease, it is possible to eat fatty fish twice a week, in addition to other foods. Linseed and granular foods.
For people with a history of coronary artery disease, attention should be paid to fatty fish, in addition to the addition of medications, but should be recommended by the doctor.
Some omega-rich foods.
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Is Omega-3 abuse dangerous?
It is safe to take up to 3g of omega-3 as safe, which is not healthy, can cause risks such as bleeding, diarrhea, abdominal distention or blood pressure lowering.
Caution when using fish: Some fish can contain significant amounts of methylmercury, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), dioxins and other pollutants. The long-term accumulation of these substances in the body can have a negative impact on the health of the population. It is therefore recommended to eat alternating fish to minimize the possible side effects caused by environmental pollutants.
One point to note, omega-3 fatty acids are easy to oxidize. Heat, oxygen and sunlight rapidly oxidize these sensitive fatty acids, making them toxic even worse than eating over omega-6s. This is why you should never use omega-3 oils for cooking and must be used within a few weeks of purchase.
Use Omega 6 - Careful Not Expensive!
Omega-6 fatty acids are essential for the body's functioning, but the body can not produce it itself. Therefore, the body needs to collect this substance from the food.
Omega-6 is present in vegetable oils such as corn oil, cottonseed oil, grape seed oil, sesame oil, soybean oil, sunflower oil, chicken eggs, fat ...
As with omega-3, omega-6 is useful in preventing cardiovascular disease by reducing cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood.
However, eating too much omega-6 is not good for health, as it can increase water retention in the body, resulting in increased blood pressure and increased risk of blood clotting in the blood vessels.
If we eat any kind of cooking oil, magarine, shortening or any ready-to-pack food, we are eating omega-6 fatty acids. Because prostaglandins by fatty acids o
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