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Essential Fatty Acids

Did you know that some fats are very important to our bodies? These fats, including Omega-3 and Omega-6 Fatty Acids, offer many health benefits to our bodies, brains and well being. Learn more about Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids below!

Omega 3's and Omega 6's

• Omega-3’s and Omega-6’s are polyunsaturated fats that provide essential nutrients.

• Considered essential nutrients because our bodies do not produce these nutrients, there for they must be obtained from our diets.

• Have many health benefits including protection from arthritis, cancer, stroke and heart disease.

Why are they important to mental health?

• Essential to brain structure and functioning - 20% of our brain structure is made up of Omega-3 and Omega-6!

• Good Mood Food - Omega-3’s & 6’s help prevent depression.

• Important for memory and concentration.

How to get these nutrients:

• Fish, kale and other green vegetables are good sources of Omega-3 fatty acids.

• Omega-6 fatty acids are found in chicken,

vegetable oils, nuts and avocados.

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