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Getting Your Omega-3 to Omega-6 Ratio Right Is Essential for Optimal Health

Omega-3 fats are essential polyunsaturated fats (PUFAs) your body needs for a wide variety of functions, including proper cell division and function of cell receptors, muscle activity, cognition and heart health.  Importantly, the marine-based omega-3 fats docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) — two long-chained PUFAs found in fatty fish, fish oil and krill oil — are actually cellular components, which makes them all the more crucial for optimal functioning of cells and mitochondria.  DHA is particularly important for your brain, as about 90 percent of the fat in your brain is DHA, while EPA appears to be of particular importance for heart health.  Read more...

 

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