WHAT EXACTLY ARE OMEGA 3 AND 6 AND WHY ARE THEY GOOD FOR YOU?
Over the last couple of years, Omega 3 and Omega 6 have been coming up more often in conversations around health. But what exactly are they and why are they important to living a heart-healthy lifestyle?
Omega 3 and 6 are essential fatty acids as well as good fats. They are important because they are not produced by your body, which means that you have to get them from your diet.
WHERE DO WE GET THEM FROM?
Omega 3 fatty acids occur naturally in heart-healthy vegetable oils, Flora Margarine, salmon, linseed, canola, and chai seeds. Eating foods with these rejuvenating fatty acids help support memory, heart health and joint strength.
Omega 6 fatty acids assist in keeping your cholesterol levels healthy and in the green. They can be found in a lot of foods like poultry, eggs, nuts, whole grain bread, sunflower oil and products made from these oils, like Flora Margarine.