Omega Eating Habits

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Lifestyle and dietary habits can prevent the body from utilizing omega 3-fatty acids from plant sources and converting them into beneficial long chain omega-3 EPA and DHA. A good digestive system is one of the major keys to optimise the absorption of omega-3. The body goes through the complicated process of transporting the fats from the diet into the intestinal cell, then from the intestinal cell to the lymphatic system and then to the blood, ensuring you receive adequate amounts of nutritional benefits. Obtaining effective absorption from omega fats and utilizing these fats are also dependent on the presence of specific enzymes acting as motivators in the conversions of omega 3 and 6. Also converting into anti-inflammatory eicosanoids. Certain vitamins and minerals (co-factors) are required in the body to make the enzymes convert properly, cofactors supply the body …show more content…
Although we’re encouraged to eat a variety of foods each day so they can work together, reducing the risks of preventable diseases. Different foods have different nutritional benefits, by eating a variety of foods makes it more likely that adequate portions of all the essential nutrients are consumed. This goes for consuming a variety of omega 3 and 6 fatty acids foods, however getting the right balance of the 2 fatty acids is the tough part, because omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids both use up the same enzymes and transport systems to produce systems to produce biochemicals in the body. *When there are more omega-6 fats, greater amounts of inflammatory compounds are created, and lesser enzymes will be available for omega-3 fats to create chemicals that are anti-inflammatory. What’s even more interesting is that high levels of omega-6 fatty acids can actually reduce and replace omega-3 fats.

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