The polyunsaturated fats omega-3 and omega-6 are the essential fats vital to cellular function and health.
Essential means the material must be obtained in the diet.
Most children and adults in Australia and the United States do not obtain enough omega-3 in their diet and too much omega-6. Which is linked to inflammation, obesity, heart disease, brain ageing, behavioural problems such as ADHD, type-2 diabetes, increased risk of Alzheimer's, dementia and Parkinson's disease (1-6).
In fact, the research is so compelling, the amount of omega-3 in your blood is now considered a marker for risk of these conditions (7, 8).
A lot of people do not consume fish or seafood. Others that do, often don’t eat it more than once or twice a week. For better health and weight loss, it makes sense to be aware of the richest plant sources of Omega-3 to build as many as possible into your nutrition plan.