What exactly are omegas 3 and 6?
Everyone's talking about the health benefits of Omegas 3 and 6 as the health benefits range from keeping your heart in peak condition to caring for your skin.
A healthy heart and manageable cholesterol levels heavily depend on a balanced heart health-conscious diet, which is why you should know exactly how to include omegas into your daily eating plan. But what are they, what do they do and where can you find them?
Omega 3 and 6 are two types of polyunsaturated fats known as 'good' or 'essential' fats, which can only be obtained through diet, as the body cannot produce them on its own.
It's a good idea to eat oily fish once or twice a week.
Omega 3 comes in two different forms - one is an essential fat this is found in vegetable oils like rapeseed oil and linseed oil. The other is found in oily fish like salmon, mackerel and sardines. The two types of Omega 3 work in different ways to look after your heart, which is why it's a good idea to eat oily fish once or twice a week as part of a healthy, balanced diet. Flora spreads can also provide omega 3 fats from vegetable sources as part of your daily diet.
Omega 6 can be found in seed oils like sunflower oil.
Omega 6 is an essential fat that can also be found in seed oils like sunflower oil and products that are made with these oils, such as the delicious and healthy Flora margarine spreads.
Both of these fatty acids help to improve the health of your heart by maintaining normal cholesterol levels. They also help to keep your arteries clear of solid fatty build up while providing enough nutrients to ensure that the cardiovascular system flows like it should.
Not only is Flora made using seed oils that are sources of both Omegas 3 and 6 fats, Flora is South Africa's most trusted and respected Heart Health Brand.
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