Healthy heart: focus on improving your omega-3 vs. omega-6 balance!

Omega-3 fatty acids play a crucial role in brain function as well as normal growth and development and contribute to a normal heart function*. Your body cannot produce them, hence the necessity to obtain omega-3 through food.

 

It is very important though to get the balance right between omega-3 and omega-6. The Mediterranean diet - emphasising on fish, vegetables, olive oil, garlic and fresh fruit - does it much better than a traditional western diet, that can contain 10-25x more omega-6 than omega-3, which in turn can lead to high levels of inflammation and other negative effects.

 

Good food sources for Omega-3 include: flaxseed oil,  nuts (in particular walnuts & walnut oil), oily fish (such as mackerel, salmon, herring, anchovy, sardines), oysters, seeds (such as chia seeds), and - albeit in much lower dosage - a number of vegetables such as spinach, winter squash, brussel sprouts, cauliflower, kale and broccoli.


At nourish me, we love to eat fish and eat it often, but given there are only so many nuts and seeds to consume each day, we do supplement throughout the year with a high quality fish-oil.

Our recommendation is BioCare Mega EPA (Omega-3 Fish Oil). This is a solution which is naturally concentrated and pre-digested, using a patented NEO-3TM process utilizing lipase enzymes. The bio-availability of the oils is increased by BioCare® BioMulsion® emulsion process. And what makes it even nicer, no fishy taste or bad breath, given BioCare added Sweet Orange Oil. Each capsule of BioCare Mega EPA provides you with 262mg EPA and 187.5mg DHA.*

 

More information about BioCare Mega EPA as well as other omega fatty acid solutions can be found here: https://www.nourishme.ch/shop/omega-fettsäuren.


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- DHA trägt zu einer normalen Gehirnfunktion bei
- DHA trägt zur Erhaltung einer normalen Sehkraft bei (bei einer täglichen Aufnahme von 250mg DHA)
- Die Aufnahme von DHA duch die Mutter trägt zur normalen Entwicklung der Augen beim Fötus und beim gestillten Säugling bei (Hinweis lt EDI für schwangere und stillende Frauen, dass sich die positive Wirkung einstellt wenn zusätzlich zu der für Erwachsenen empfohlenen - Tagesdosis and Omega-3 Fettsauren (250mg DHA und EPA) täglich 200mg DHA eingenommen werden)
- EPA und DHA tragen zu einer normalen Herzfunktion bei (bei einer täglichen Aufnahme von 250mg DHA)
- DHA contributes to maintenance of normal brain function
- DHA Contributes to maintenance of normal vision
- Maternal intake of DHA contributes to the normal brain and eye development of the foetus and breastfed infants
- EPA and DHA contribute to the normal heart function

 



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