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Increase Omega-3 for Heart Health

…it is estimated that 60 percent of our fat consumption was in the form of omega-6 oils (like corn and safflower oil) and 40 percent was in the form of omega-3 oils (like fish and flaxseed oil). How does this deficit of omega-6 and omega-3 oils contribute to cardiovascular disease? It is well established…

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Fight Depression with Fatty Acids

…shown that a country’s level of depression has a strong link to the overall amount and kind of fatty acids being consumed. The imbalance between omega-6 fatty acids (from polyunsaturated oils like those from corn, soy, palm, and cottonseed) and omega-3 fatty acids (from fatty fish, flaxseed, and olive…

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The Health Benefits of Chia

…tablespoons) contains about 125 mg of calcium, more than 7 grams of fiber, and more than 3 grams of omega-3 fatty acids. Chia helps restore the omega-3 to omega-6 balance that has become so lopsided from our diets. As I mentioned earlier, omega-3 oils are anti-inflammatory in nature, and excess omega-6s promote…

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Go Nuts for Nuts

…heart disease, and lose weight. Nuts are one of nature's best kept secrets. Many of their benefits come from their rich EFA content, particularly the omega-6 fatty acids and the omega-9 monounsaturated fatty acids. Nuts release oils in a way that makes them behave differently than oils that have been extracted…

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