Much has been said in the past few years of the importance of maintaining healthy levels of Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids in order to maintain a healthier body and mind. What is truly important is maintaining a proper balance of Omega 3 and Omega 6 in our diets as these two fatty acids work together to promote a healthy body. These two together play a very important role not only healthy brain function but also in normal growth and development. Since both 3 and 6 are not found naturally in the body they must be introduced to the body through our food sources.
Research shows that Omega 3 fatty acids can reduce inflammation and help prevent many chronic diseases such as heart disease and many forms of arthritis. The most concentrated levels of Omega 3 are found in the brain and are thought to be a very important part of our cognitive and behavioral development. It is very important that pregnant mothers maintain healthy levels of Omega 3 in order to prevent certain nerve and vision problems in their developing child.
There is much evidence from clinical studies that Omega 3 can improve health and help prevent disease — including but not limited toâ€¦ lowering triglycerides, general heart benefits, improving brain functioning, as well as helping with diabetes, strokes, depression, arthritis, allergies, circulation problems, ADHD, Alzheimer’s, skin disorders, gout, and many others.
Some of the most common foods where Omega 3 can be found includes many fishes and seafoods. Fish sources include wild salmon, tuna (canned/frozen), Mackerel, and Trout. Sardines, anchovies, and shrimp are also rich in Omega 3. Other sources include Flounder, Oysters, Scallops, King Crab and Whiting.
Plant sources of the Omega 3 are also common. Flaxseed oil, ground flaxseeds and grape seed oil have high levels of Omega 3. Tofu (soy protein), Spinach, and Acai palm fruit as well as English Walnuts and Wheat/Oat germ also contain Omega 3. One fruit, the Seabuck Sandthorn berry, also known as the Alpine Sandthorn berry also contains high levels of both the Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids. In fact it is the only fruit known to contain these important nutrients. AlpineV is an exceptional source of both Omega 3 and Omega 6 and is now readily available.