The importance of the omega 3 – 6 fatty acid ratio in your body.
There is a balance of omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids in our body. Omega 3 is an anti-inflammatory, and omega 6 is tricky, because we do need it in our bodies, but an overload can be bad for us. It is ideal to have a 1:3 ratio of Omega 3 and 6 in your body. It is often a ratio of 1:16 or even higher, due to our current diet.
An important reason for our surplus of omega 6 is that for example vegetable oil is filled with omega 6 and is added to loads of food. It is not a problem for us to have omega 6 in our bodies, as long as it is balanced. We even need omega 6 when the body has to start an inflammatory response. After a few days, omega 3 ensures that the inflammation reaction stops. An abundance of omega 6 in our body can cause low-grade inflammations. These low-grade inflammations are not noticed as easily, which can result in a lack of energy, damaged tissue, and exhaustion of the immune system.
Bring your omega 3 and 6 ratio back into balance with the following steps:
1. Eat more products that are high in omega 3.
Sources of omega 3 fatty acids are:
– fresh fish such as cod, herring, tuna and sardines.
– organic free range eggs.
– seeds such as sunflower seeds, chia seed and linseed (oil).
– nuts such as walnuts, almonds or cashew.
-Use an omega 3 fish oil supplement.
2. Eat less products that are high in omega 6.
Vegetable oils are high in omega 6, and these can, for instance, be found in the following products:
– all types of cooking butter
– sunflower oil
– products including
– kale or rapeseed (oil)
3. Take an omega 3 supplement each day.
By taking an omega 3 supplement, you provide your body with a better balance between omega 3 and 6 fatty acids. It is important to take this supplement in the morning to support your immune system. Take these supplements with something fatty, such as a handful of nuts, an avocado or a teaspoon of coconut oil to prevent your body from using the omega 3 as fuel.
Omega 3 is not just an anti-inflammatory. By giving your body extra omega 3, the cell membranes in your sells will become more flexible. Because of this, it is easier for the cells to take up substances and it easier for them to get rid of waste, which will improve the productivity of the cells. This process will rejuvenate your cells and it gives some people even more energy and better concentration. Omega 3 is important for your brains.
We recommend the fish oil that is sold by Eqology.
The oil is made from cod that is caught in the arctic ocean. Because these fish aren’t farmed, they are higher in EPA and DHA. These are found in omega 3 and are important for your body because they have anti-inflammatory features.
Because of this production process, the fish oil made of cod is very pure and it is easier for your body to take up.
Crohnproof advises against the use of fish oil capsules.
Some people might have mentioned that the fish oil comes up when they belch. This is because the body wants to get rid of the fish oil. People often use fish oil capsules, we advise against using these capsules. Lots of capsules include rancid fish oils which means that it is rotting at that moment. Lots of processes are involved when creating a fish oil capsule, which results in a lack of quality. Besides that, you don’t know which type of fish and which parts of the fish they have used to create the capsules.
Free test to find out your own omega 3 – omega 6 ratio:
Another point that makes Eqology stand out is that they have created a test that you can use to measure your omega 3 – 6 ratio at home. When you choose to order a fish oil package, you will receive one or two ratio tests. This test consists of two test cards on which you have to put a few drops of blood. This card is then sent anonymously to an independent laboratory in Norway using a unique code you have received. A few weeks later, you can go to the website and use your code to obtain the results of your test. After 4 months of using Eqology, you will receive another anonymous test, which you can send in using the same method. By using this process, you can see how the fish oil helps your body to change the omega 3 – 6 ratio.
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