Does Omega 6 to Omega 3 Ratio Matter?
20 Sep

Does Omega 6 to Omega 3 Ratio Matter?


In the recent time they have been writing about useful properties of Omega-3 fatty acids a lot, and many people think, unfortunately, that food containing Omega-3 is beneficial, but Omega-6 isn’t. Today I’d like to talk about the correct ratio of Omega 3 and Omega 6 acids.

Omega-3 useful properties:

- lower blood sugar level
- remove inflammation in the body
- reduce blood pressure
- improve rheological properties of blood

Also, they positively influence the cardio-vascular system and minimize the risk of cardio-vascular diseases.
Omega-3 is in such products as: linseed oil, walnut oil, canola oil, hemp oil, chia seeds; herring (the Atlantic ocean, the Baltic sea), tuna, sprat, salmon, mackerel, microalgae and others.

Omega-6 useful properties:

At first, Omega-6 fatty acids perform important functions for cell membranes in the human body, they take part in their construction and make them flexible. In addition, they retain oxygen in cell shells, thus preventing microbes and viruses.
Also, they are of great significance for controlling the artery pressure.
Omega-6 is in such products as: safflower oil, sunflower oil, wheat germ oil, soy oil, corn oil, sesame oil, chia seed oil, pig liver, egg yolk, tuna, sausage, pork, beef, chicken, camembert, salmon, mackerel and others.

It is important to know: Omega-6 promote inflammation in the body, Omega-3 has anti-inflammatory properties.

So, the correct ratio between Omega-3 and Omega-6 should be observed.

Its ideal ratio is 5 (Omega-6): 1 (Omega-3). Only if Omega-6 and Omega-3 are balanced and support each other, they are useful for human health.

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