When you look back at the history of the food industry over the last 50 years or so, you see a very unsettling trend.
“Food” has become less and less of what Nature had in mind and more and more of what labs and scientists have in mind.
And that’s not a good thing.
Because one of the most significant ways our refinement, violation and adulteration of our food supply has come back to bite us in the derriere is in the area of NUTRIENTS.
Our foods are not nearly as nutritious as they used to be, and we are paying the price with our health.
Trust me, the decreasing nutrient content in our foods and our concurrent increasing rates of disease is no coincidence. Our bodies MUST have the nutrients they need to function properly, and when essential nutrients are missing, disease has an open invitation to come knocking.
One area where this is especially true is with Omega-3 essential fatty acids.
Omega-3 EFAs: Inflammation control agents
It’s important to understand that Omega-3 EFAs work closely with Omega-6 EFAs to choreograph your body’s inflammatory reactions.
Your body creates inflammation as part of the healing process when it’s fighting a dangerous pathogen or injury. The mucus in your sinuses when you have a cold or the red swelling around a bug bite are examples of inflammation in action.
Omega-6 EFAs help stir up this inflammation when it’s needed.
Once healing is underway, the inflammation subsides—your sinuses clear, your swelling goes down, etc. Omega-3 EFAs help carry out this “cooling down” process.
This system designed by Nature works perfectly when your body’s ratio of Omega-6 to Omega-3 EFAs is between 2:1 and 5:1.
But the problem is, many people have a gross imbalance in their EFAs—with WAY too many inflammation-stirring Omega-6s and FAR too few anti-inflammatory Omega-3s.
This causes a state of “inflammation overdrive”—also known as chronic inflammation, which takes an incredibly harmful toll on your body.
The price of chronic inflammation
Chronic inflammation and deficiencies in Omega-3 EFAs are a major cause or contributing factor to a whole slew of conditions including:
But why are we running so LOW?
Our deficiencies in Omega-3 EFAs are largely the result of a change in diet—not ours, but that of the animals raised for our food supply.
Livestock and chickens used to be allowed to graze in pastures that were a rich, natural source of Omega-3 EFAs, which we in turn would ingest when we ate the meat, milk and eggs from those animals.
Now not only are the animals subjected to insanely inhumane conditions, but they are fed a grain-based diet—which is severely lacking in Omega-3 EFAs but extremely rich in Omega-6 EFAs.
In addition, another major source of our Omega-6 EFA overload is vegetable oils such as corn oil and soy oil, and heaven knows our typical diets are brimming with those…plus most of them are made with GMO crops to boot!
Make sure you have what YOU need!
The good news is it’s very easy to make sure your body has the Omega-3 EFAs it so desperately needs.
In addition to eating wild-caught (NEVER farmed-raised) fatty fish like salmon and seeking out organic, pasture-fed meat, milk and eggs, an easy and economical way to ensure your body has enough of these crucial nutrients is to supplement with a high-quality fish oil formula like VitalMega-3.
The 2-capsule daily serving packs a health-loving 1,200 mg. of EPA, DHA and other Omega-3 fatty acids, which more than satisfies the levels recommended by most experts.
VitalMega-3 can help bring your Omega-6: Omega-3 EFA ratio toward a more desirable balance and encourage your natural anti-inflammatory mechanism to work like it should!
You CAN make a difference in your health!
You can’t control what our food suppliers do to the quality and nutritional value of our food, but you CAN find ways to make sure your body has what it needs for optimal health!
See what having proper levels of Omega-3 EFAs can do for you!