What’s your ratio? Did you know the average North American has an inflammatory ratio of 15:1 (omega-6: omega-3) instead of the ideal 1:1 ratio.
Omega-3s are anti-inflammatory, help lower triglycerides and blood pressure, can fight depression and anxiety, improve eye health, can promote brain health during pregnancy and early life, improve risk factors for heart disease, reduce symptoms of ADHD in children, reduce symptoms of metabolic syndrome, fight auto immune diseases, improve mental disorders, can fight age related mental decline and Alzheimer’s disease, can help prevent cancer, reduce asthma in children, are great for your skin, and are good for the brain and the heart.
If looking to supplement, look for omega-3 capsules containing both EPA and DHA omega-3s, and should be stored in a dark bottle to prevent oxidation. Two great options are: Cod liver oil which contains both EPA and DHA, or an algae-based omega 3 with vitamin E added to prevent oxidation. The best food sources include: Atlantic mackerel, Walnuts, chia seeds, Herring, Alaskan Salmon, Flaxseed, Albacore Tuna, White Fish, Sardines, Hemp Seeds, Anchovies, and Egg Yolks.