imbalance of omega fats

Traditionally, our ancestors diet was balanced in omega-3 and omega 6-fatty acids.

Omega-3 fatty acid is important for brain development and growth. Omega-3s encourage blood flow to damaged tissues, enhance the immune system, and strengthen healthy cells while destroying tumor cells.

Omega-6 fatty acids, also known as arachidonic acid, releases “leukotrienes,” which heal wounds and injuries, but excess leukotrienes promote breast lumps and inflammations. Arachidonic acid promotes rapid cell division, which can be directly linked to cancer and tumors.

The ideal diet has one omega-3 fatty acid to one omega-6 fatty acid. The typical Western diets provide ratios of between 30 to 1 (higher levels of omega-6 than omega-3). For example, the common processed corn oil (trans fat) has a 46 to 1 ratio. Trans fat is used as frying oil in many fast food restaurants, dairy products, and processed food.

Best way to avoid an unhealthy imbalance of fatty acids is adding more unprocessed, natural fatty acids into your diet. Flax seed oil, avocados, nuts and seeds provide essential fatty acids with other important nutrients.

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