The human body requires many nutrients and minerals to function well. Omega-6 and Omega-3 are examples of such polyunsaturated fats which are essential fatty acids and needed in the body. However, the human body lacks the enzymes to produces these fats, and thus they have to be obtained from elsewhere.
The consumption of foods rich in Omega-6 and Omega-3. However, is not a simple answer to the problem. While Omega-6 is pro-inflammatory, Omega-3 are anti-inflammatory. Thus, the varying effects require a balance between these two, and an adequate Omega-6 to Omega-3 ratio.
What you simply need to do, is pair Omega-3 food products like fatty fish and seeds, with enough Omega-6-rich foods with linoleic acid content, such as these:
- Safflower Oil
Extracted from the seeds of the Safflower plant, the linoleic acids (1730mg/tablespoon) in Safflower Oil helps in lowering cholesterol, preventing firmness of arteries, and improving overall heart health. Rich in monounsaturated fat, use the oil as a salad dressing or pair it with baked goods for a flavorful yet healthy punch.
With high linoleic acid content of 1188 mg per 100 grams, Eggs are an inexpensive way to obtain great nutrition. Packed with high-quality protein, Vitamin B2, and Riboflavin, the convenience of egg consumption is the variety of ways it can be eaten. Go for scrambled eggs, boiled ones, or make a breakfast burrito – the sky is your limit.
Often gracing our dry fruit collection, Almonds are a family-favorite snack. Whether you decide to roast them or eat them in their raw glory, they are fun to munch on. However, their deliciousness is not their only specialty. With a linoleic acid content of 3490mg per ounce, Almonds contain healthy fats, as well as Fiber, Magnesium, Vitamin E (etc.), enhancing health.
- Peanut Butter
A favorite household snack, the peanut butter is as nutritious as it is delicious. Containing 1960mg of linoleic acid in each tablespoon, this creamy spread is loaded with Vitamin E, Magnesium, Potassium, and more. Whether consuming it as a dip or in a sandwich, this roasted-peanut spread is a fun healthy package.