Such encouraging news has generated a good deal of
interest in Omega 3 of late.
Genetic modification is also being explored, with one
experiment inserting genes which will produce long-
chain Omega-3 polyunsaturates into existing oilseed
varieties. Another uses gene transfer technology to
directly convert Omega-6 polyunsaturates to their
Omega 3 works to fight again the principal cholesterol
culprit that causes clotting of the blood. These clots then
block blood vessels causing heart attacks or, if they
reach the brain, strokes.
In Sweden, a low fat liver pate is enriched with Omega-
3, iron and vitamins. The Spanish can buy fruit juices
fortified with milk, fiber, vitamins and Omega-3, and
probiotic meal replacement bars, soups and milkshakes
with Omega-3s. Finns market a blackcurrant juice with
added Omega-6 and Omega-3 as ALA. This list is by no
means comprehensive, particularly as it does not
include the increasing number of infant milks, foods and
supplements with added Omega-3 DHA.
When it comes to meat, good omega 3 foods are:
organic eggs (look for ones that say high omega 3
content on the label, which you can find at most
supermarkets nowadays); and look to purchase grassfed
meats -- such as grassfed beef, chicken, lamb, etc. These
are much more pricy than typical store bought meats --
you have to go to specialty stores or your local farmer's
market usually to find them.
The most obvious method, eating suitable fish regularly,
isn't practical for everybody, as again - not everyone
enjoys fish, some people are even allergic to it and, of
course, vegetarians and vegans don't eat fish.
Fortunately there are a wide range of supplements on
the market for those people.
The most common form of supplement is the capsule
formulated from concentrated oils derived from those
fish that have the high Omega 3 levels. Generally, the
tablet will contain something around fifty percent from
that source (fish) with the balance made up of other
sources of fatty acids.
Omega-3 and omega-6 are fatty acids. Both of them are
vital for your well-being and good health. However, the
problem is that the vast majority of people in the
Western world have an Omega-3 deficiency while
ingesting a too much Omega-6's.
The good news of Omega 3 health benefits goes global
First, let's address the cause of the rampant omega-3
deficiency. The first and foremost problem is the meats
we eat. You see, because most animals are mass
commercialized they are fed diets of grain and other
Since the omega 3 foods list or foods containing omega 3
fatty acids is so short, an omega 3 supplement
containing purified fish oil may be the best choice for a