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VLOG: Can I Use Fish Oil on the FMD?

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VLOG: Can I Use Fish Oil on the FMD?

Fat intake is intentionally lowered in FMD Phases 1&2. In this video, I tell you whether an essential fatty acid like fish oil is needed to balance things out.

 Essential fatty acids

“Essential fatty acids” are just that–your body needs them to develop, grow and function. Omega-3 and omega-6 are the two fatty acids we hear about most often (a third, omega-9, isn’t called “essential” since the body easily produces it). Your body can’t make omega-3 or omega-6 on its own, so you have to get them through your diet. These fatty acids do a lot for you, from improving your brain function to regulating your metabolism and keeping your heart working smoothly.

Omega-6 is present in most seeds, nuts, and oils — in fact, it’s so common in the typical American diet that you probably don’t need to worry about eating more of it. Many nuts, seeds, fish, and oils contain both omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids.

On the other hand, the odds are good that you need more omega-3. Great sources include walnuts, fish and flax seeds. Omega-3 is a superstar; it’s been linked to lower risk of heart disease. It may also lower blood pressure, regulate cholesterol and reduce the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis.  Studies have been mixed on whether omega-3 supplements, such as fish oil, are as good as getting your omega-3 through food. If you’re not a fan of nuts or fish, you’ll want to supplement.

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