OK, so now that I have you salivating for oil…How do you get them?
Food sources include fish, algae and flax seed oils for Omega 3 and sunflower, evening primrose, safflower, hemp, and wheat germ for Omega 6. However, including these foods into your diet alone is not enough to provide a sufficient amount of Omegas 3 and 6.
Now, whenever I ask my clients if they are getting EFAs in their diet, the response is almost always “Well, I eat a lot of fish and maintain a healthy diet, is that enough?” The answer is no. Eating lots of fish and cooking with olive oil is not good enough to get the amount of fresh EFAs the body requires f or health benefits.
The reason is that when we cook our food, many of the nutritional value dwindles as the heat rises. EFAs need to be consumed in raw form, and the very best raw form available is the oil form. So, you need to supplement.
My favorite is Udo’s Oil Blend. I take a swig every morning before breakfast and chase it with a glass of water. It’s actually not bad at all (and I’m a wimp.)
If you already take flax seed oil for 3A and evening primrose for 6, all you need is..dun dun dun…fish oil (3B). This great product from the Carlson’s brand: is blended with lemon so it really doesn’t taste fishy at all – promise.
bien-être challenge: Drink 1 tbsp of a good Omega 3 and 6 for every 50 lbs of body weight every day for 2 weeks and pay attention to any changes in your skin, cravings, and cramps! I bet you’ll surprise yourself!