omega-9 fatty acid
- monounsaturated fat
- oleic acid --> converts to:
- mead acid &
- erucic acid
- non-essential fatty acid
- anti-inflammatory, antioxidant,
- anti-clotting, antibacterial properties
- strengthens the immune system
- lowers cholesterol levels
- decreases hardening of the arteries
- olive oil, sesame oil
- almonds, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamia nuts, peanuts, pecans, pistachio nuts,
- animal fats
Omega-9 is non-essential because it can be made from other unsaturated fats in the body. Omega-9 is usually abundant in our diets and can temporarily satisfy omega-3 or omega-6 deficiencies. However, this is short-term, and eventually the body will suffer from an omega-3 and/or omega-6 shortage. There is no need to specifically seek out omega-9, rather focus on your essential fatty acids, and your omega-9 levels will be fine.
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