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Omega-3 fat: Heart and brain health

by La Boite à Grains 05 Jun 2024
Les gras oméga-3: la santé du coeur et du cerveau - La Boite à Grains

Omega-3 fatty acids have been doing headlines for a few years and their future promises to be even more promising. The family of stars has a long list of health benefits.

Omega-3s are medium and long chain fatty acids found in different foods such as avocados, nuts, seeds, olives and sea sources such as salmon and mackerel. These fats are used by the body to produce powerful anti-inflammatory hormones which have multiple positive effects on Health of heart, brain and joints.

Unfortunately, the diet of the average Canadian contains much more omega-6 than omega-3. It’s not that omega-6 are unfavorable. However, this diet offers a fully unbalanced omega-6 and omega-3 report.

According to specialists, we should ideally consume almost equal quantities of omega-6 and omega-3. However, we consume about 15 to 25 times more omega-6 than omega-3!

How to restore balance? Health Canada recommends that Canadians consume fish twice a week to meet their needs, while other experts advise five portions of fish per week!

But let's be realistic. Do you want to consume a net of salmon every day? If you prefer shrimp, you will need to consume more than 2.5 kg per day to obtain the 2,500 mg of omega-3 (with what it can have effects on your cholesterol level).

It was then thatA supplement of fish oil can come to the rescue. Here there are high-quality innovative products in Canada which has been managed to completely withdraw the taste or "aftertaste" of fish. Find an additional supplement that contains large amounts of AEP and ADH-these are the omega-3 related to heart and brain health and increased intelligence in children.

As always, you should talk to a health professional to find out what omega-3 supplements are best for you and your family.

The informative guide onthe seven nutrients that most often lack In Canadian food, according to Health Canada:

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