The importance of Omega-3’s in your diet.

 In Balance

We don’t often turn to diets to fight conditions, but, what we put on our plate goes a long way to keeping us healthy.

There’s one incredibly important mineral that can improve the health of your body and mind: Omega-3. Yes, that mineral in a wide range of seafood.

Is smashed avo and salmon your go-to brunch treat? Enjoy giving your body one of the most nutrient-dense foods. But don’t worry if your vegan or vegetarian, there’s plenty of foods high in Omega-3.

Put flaxseeds, chia seeds or walnuts in your morning smoothie for a delicious serve of Omega-3.

Your body can’t make Omega-3.

Let’s debunk a common myth… not all fats are unhealthy. Omega-3 are the ‘good ones’ – and are proven to contribute to important bodily functions such as blood pressure, muscle function, and bone structure.

You also might be surprised to learn that we don’t make Omega-3 naturally. We have to source them through food, supplements and oils. This is why it’s important to have an Omega-3 intake plan in place.

There are three types of Omega 3 fatty acids: ALA, EPA and DHA.

DHA, a major structural component of the retina, contributes to the maintenance of vision. Given that macular degeneration is one of the world’s leading causes of blindness, omega-3s play an essential role in eye health. DHA serves various other functions, including maintaining normal blood triglyceride levels and in the development of the fetus.

A word inflammation.

Omega-3 has links to minimising the production of molecules and substances connected to inflammation. In some people, higher omega 3 levels have been found to reduce inflammation.

Pregnant women, should pay close attention to their omega-3 levels. DHA has been proven to assist the normal visual development of infants up to 12 months of age.

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The catch of the day.

Follow a two-pronged approach, of diet and supplements, to achieve healthy omega-3 levels. Consume a healthy Mediterranean diet with no processed foods and take Omega-3s.

We know that only 2% of Australians have an adequate omega 6:3 ratio and only 5% of Europeans have the adequate omega 6:3 ratio

The great news is, there’s a simple fix.

Check your levels with Zinzino’s Balance Test, then use Balance products to adjust your ratio. If your levels lean too far one way, this creates a variance between EPA and DHA.

These are incredible health benefits you don’t want to miss out on.

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