Monday, February 2, 2009

Go For The 6!!!

Are you getting enough Omega-6 fatty acids in your diet? The American Heart Association urges Americans to make sure they get enough of this important fats in order to help prevent heart disease.

Omega-6 fatty acids usually don't get as much attention as Omega-3 fatty acids but are equally important. They can be found in vegetable oils, nuts and seeds. Both Omega 6 and Omega 3 fatty acids are polyunsaturated fats. They are both beneficial at replacing saturated and trans fatty acids in the diet. Try to get 5-10% of your daily calories from these healthy fats.

Hope Danielson
Health and Wellness Advisor
Niemann Foods

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