5. Essential Fatty Acids
If you suffer from asthma or allergies, you may need an oil change just like your car! The modern diet is sorely lacking in “good fats”, the essential fatty acids, which we must obtain from the food because they cannot be produced by the body. There are two types of essential fatty acids – omega 3 fatty acids and omega 6 fatty acids. Omega 3 fatty acids are found in cold water fatty fish (such as salmon, tuna, and mackerel) and some seeds, such as flaxseed, and grain. Omega 6 fatty acids are found in vegetable oils and nuts. We tend to get more than enough omega 6, but not enough omega 3.
So, to really make sure that you are getting enough good fats, start taking an essential fatty acid supplement.
How to take it?
Take one capsule of essential fatty acids up to twice daily. Sprinkle one to three tablespoons of ground flaxseed on your food daily.