What is the omega-6 / omega-3 balance, and why is it important?
Maintaining the Omega-6 / Omega-3 balance is important for a long and healthy life. Health institutions show that the optimal Omega-6 / Omega-3 ratio is 2: 1. Today’s eating habits contain about 10 times more omega-6 than omega-3s. These omega-6 fatty acids come mainly from processed, refined vegetable oils. Therefore, our need for omega-3 increases even more. You should not only be sure that you are getting enough omega-3 from your diet and supplements, but you should also consider reducing the high intake of vegetable oil rich in omega-6 which are prevalent in our diets.