Omega-3 and omega-6 in our diet

omega 3 and omega 6
March 13, 2012

These nutrients are fatty acids “essential”. Fatty acids are an important component in our diet and the designation “essential” means that the body can not synthesize them independently and must be obtained from the diet, as with other nutrients such as essential amino acids. There are three types of omega-3 most common: EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid), found in fish and plankton, DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), found in fish, plankton and algae and…