Every day, we are advised to reduce the amount of fat we eat. However, there are many kinds of fats, and not all of them are bad! Omega-3 fatty acids, for example, are not only healthy to eat, but are also essential to the healthy function of your cell membranes!
Omega-3 fatty acids are called essential fatty acids because they are very important to your health. Your body does not manufacture its own essential fatty acids, so you must ingest them. Foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids include flax seed, chia seeds, wild-caught salmon, sardines, anchovies, mackerel and tuna. But what happens if you aren’t crazy about eating something called “flax,” or you just don’t care for seafood? You can get the proper amount of omega-3 fatty acids by taking a supplement, such as CarePro’s Advance Omega. Three capsules per day will give you 1500mg of EPA + DHA to help keep your cells functional and healthy.
Essential fatty acids are found in all the cell membranes in your body, and they play a major role in how well your cell membranes work. The type of fat you consume determines the type of fat in your cell membranes. If you consume too much of the wrong kinds of fat (saturated fat, animal fatty acids, cholesterol or trans fatty acids), your cell membranes will not work like they should. However, if you consume a healthy amount of essential fatty acids (between 1500-2000mg), your cells will work better, and you will be healthier.
Omega-3 fatty acids have many other health benefits, including reducing inflammation and improving your hormone function. Be sure to include a proper amount of essential fatty acids in your diet to achieve optimal health. Contact Lucinda Harms, RPh, at Advance Health at 319-247-7200 for more information on how omega-3 fatty acids can help you live a healthier life!