omega-6 fatty acid
- polyunsaturated fat
- linoleic acid (LA) --> converts to:
- gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) &
- arachidonic acid (AA)
- essential fatty acid
Omega-6 offers many of the benefits of omega-3. It also pairs with omega-3 to produce vital hormones called Prostaglandins. These help to maintain the immune system, circulation, cell growth, and a healthy hormonal balance.
- vegetable cooking oils: canola, corn, sunflower, soybean
- walnuts, pumpkin seeds
Word of Caution
Omega-6 increases inflammation, which is actually beneficial to our immune system, blood clotting, and cell growth. However, as previously stated, our Western diet offers too much omega-6 and too little omega-3. This imbalance can lead to chronic inflammation, disease, and primal breakdown.
Past tips have and future tips will continue to provide solutions to keep our nutrition well-balanced to prevent rather than repair breakdown.
Make it a great day!