The many benefits of Omega

The many benefits of Omega

Posted by Hain Celestial on Jan 06, 2014 | A Healthier Way of Life

All of us need healthy fats in our diet. Here’s where you can learn more about the role of fats in your diet, and find information on the impact fats can have on issues specific to you.

All of us need healthy fats in our diet. Some, like the Omega-9 Fatty Acid found in Olive Oil, are produced naturally by our bodies. But two, Omega-3 and Omega-6 Fatty Acids, are an essential part of our health and must be obtained through our diets—our bodies simply can’t make them on their own. Here’s where you can learn more about the role of fats in your diet, and find information on the impact fats can have on issues specific to you.

Omega-9 Fatty Acid

Important monounsaturated fats that occur naturally in our bodies, but are also prevalent in kitchen staples like olive oil and canola oil. Olive oil has been proven to raise good cholesterol (HDL) and lower bad cholesterol (LDL), and has more antioxidants than any other oil, including one that has been shown to lower blood pressure.

Omega-3

An essential fatty acid that our bodies put to use literally everywhere—our eyes, hair and skin, our brain, heart, nerves and joints. Flaxseed oil is nature’s most abundant vegetarian source of Omega-3 Fatty Acids.

Omega-6 Fatty Acids

Omega-6 Fatty Acids are broken down by the body into LA (Linoleic Acid) and GLA (Gamma Linoleic Acid) which have been shown to help with skin disorders like eczema and psoriasis. Omega-6 Fatty Acids are found in many vegetable oils including canola, soy and safflower, and in supplement oils such as borage and evening primrose oil.