which foods contain omega 6 and omega 3 fatty acids?

and also what is their benefits to the body?

One Response to “which foods contain omega 6 and omega 3 fatty acids?”

  1. welcome news Says:

    omega-6 is found in plants generally especially oils. In a western diet you'll get rather a lotof it.

    Omega-3 is found in walnuts and (especially) oily fish. There are reports that the amount of omega-3 in the western diet is far too low.

    Adults require a specific omega-3 called EPA to help the brain function – too much omega-6 affects the brain. Pregnant women need another omega-3 called DHA – to help development of the brain of the foetus. (up to 4 weeks after birth at least). The demand for DHA by the foetus is so great that the mother 'sacrfices' the DHA in the brain – one cause of PND.

    Omega-6 is regarded as an inflammatory and there are links to asthma and eczema caused by too-much omega-6 in the diet. Omega-3 is anti-inflammatory. Try and avoid oils such as sunflower, corn and safflower which have high levels of omega-6.

    Omega 3 has been shown to reduce hyperactivty symptomatology in children and be good for the heart.