Studies show that these essential fatty acids promote a healthy immune system and help protect against diseases, including heart disease, because they used to make eicosanoids. Eicosanoids are oxygenated fatty acids that the body uses to signal cellular responses (ie: repair and regeneration of cells). There is a lot of controversial information on these macronutrients and their benefits/drawbacks. Be sure to consult your doctor if you are experiencing digestive issues that persist.

 

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¬†What’s the difference between 3’s and 6’s and where can I get them?

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Omega 6 is generally consumed in abundance because its found in flax seed, canola & soybean oils as well as green leaves. Eicosanoids made from Omega 6’s tend to cause inflammation and increase blood pressure and clotting, all important functions of the healing process of cells.

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Omega 3 is less common in foods that most Americans eat, so many people get their Omega 3’s from fish oil. In our vegan house hold we get our Omega 3’s from the same source fish get them, seaweed. Since fish like Tuna eat fish, that eat fish that eat seaweed, getting the seaweed from the source is like cutting out the middle man and its easier on our oceans. ¬†Ecosinoids made from Omega 3’s reduce blood clotting, dilate blood vessels and reduce inflammation.

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We all want to function at our best, and balancing your macronutrient (fat, carbs, protein) and micronutrient (vitamin and mineral) intake through your food is the a very effective way to do it. Supplements work, but there is no comparison to complete, whole foods when it comes to cell repair, regeneration and longevity. Our digestive systems are made to break down whole foods and use their components in concert with the macro and micronutrients our bodies produce. Eating clean, organic nutrients right from the source gives you the best shot at a long healthy life! GO GUMSABA!!