Good Fats vs. Bad Fats
We tend to get more omega-6 fatty acids in our diet then omega-3, which is detrimental to our health. Omega-6 is derived from vegetable sources such as corn, sunflower, canola, etc. Because restaurants and fast food chains primarily use these oils, we end up with higher amounts of omega-6 fatty acids - which tend to be pro-inflammatory. Omega-3, on the other hand, is derived from fish oil and is anti-inflammatory. By eating more fish, nuts, and other anti-inflammatory foods such as avocados, olive oil, and coconut oil, we can offset these ratios. We should limit our sources of commercial animal products – which have been fed a diet high in grain – and limit vegetable oils.
We can help you learn how to get more Omega-3s in your diet, which can make a big difference in your health!