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Take a stroll through the grocery store and you will see more and more products fortified with omega 3 fats. Omega 3, 6 and 9 are essential fats. They are called essential because or body does not make them but we need them for optimal health. Optimal levels of omega 3 fats with promote heart health.
Omega 3s are considered good fats because they boost your immune function(less colds/ flus), improve brain development (in children, adults), help to stabilize mood, and are anti-inflammatory.
Omega 3 fats are often ignored by vegetarians. The main source of vegetarian omega 3 is going to be flax seed oil. Flax seed should not be used for cooking since it will go rancid. Rancid oil is unhealthy and smells bad. Now people are learning the benefits of taking these oils and UDO’s Oil is being promoted heavily. Always check with doctor before starting any product although, most people will not have any problems with it. People with bleeding problems and blood thinners should consult their naturopath.