Most people are eating 10 to 15 times more Omega-6 fats these days. On the flip side, the healthy Omega-3 fats consumption is at an all time low. Having an unbalanced ratio of these polyunsaturated fatty acids leads to excessive inflammation in the body and increased risk for heart disease, diabetes, cancer and autoimmune diseases.
Keep in mind Omega-6 and Omega-3 fatty acids don’t have the same effect on the body. Omega-6’s are pro-inflammatory increasing inflammation and Omega-3’s are anti-inflammatory decreasing inflammation!
The body doesn’t have enzymes to produce fatty acids so we must get them from our diet or vitamin supplements.
I was surprised to learn that the fatty acids in one of my favorite snack foods almond butter is unbalanced.