You hear about the importance of Omega-3 fatty acids just about everywhere. Every product that contains them has got it blasted onto the packaging with such force that it is impossible to ignore it. You’d be excused to think that it is a miracle supplement that will cure everything from blindness, cancer, obesity to low intelligence. Of course, we need it to live healthily and prevent many of these conditions, but it will probably not magically annihilate cancer or turn you into a genius overnight.
Where can you find Omega-3 fatty acids? Unfortunately, our bodies do not make them and we have to provide them from the diet. Some best known and most abundant sources of Omega-3s are fish and krill oils as well as flax seed oil. Many other foods, like meat and eggs, also contain them but in smaller quantities. Omega-6s seem to be more abundant in our diet as most of the vegetable oils currently in use contain them, as well as poultry, eggs, wheat, cereals and nuts.