Omega 3’s- The Good Fat
At purely elizabeth, we are big fans of omega 3’s. Afterall, we add them in all of our products for an extra boost of nutrition. So what are omega 3’s and why are they so crucial to our health?
Omega 3 fatty acids are an essential fat that help with the function of our cells, brain, immune system and overall health. They are absolutely critical for optimal bodily function. The problem is that most Americans do not get enough of the beneficial omega 3’s in their diet. A major factor in having “enough” omega 3 is really trying to strike a balance between omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids. An ideal ratio would be 1:1, but most American diet’s current contain a 1:4 ratio or higher. Omega 6 acids do the exact opposite of Omega 3’s; they promote blood clotting, constriction and inflammation.
Here are 7 ways that omega 3’s help the body and your overall health:
1. Fight inflammation in the body
2. Regulate hormones
3. Lower rates of depression
4. Improve behavior in kids
5. Help treat chronic illness
6. Increase your metabolism
7. Improve blood sugar control
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