On Tuesday I looked at the bad fats that we can allow to take over our diet. Whilst we should be able to enjoy prepared foods from time to time.. if we make them a daily part of our food intake, we are in danger of depriving the body of essential nutrients. More importantly we are also putting our bodies at risk of toxicity.
In recent years over 2,000 scientific studies have identified that there is a wide range of health problems associated with Omega-3 deficiencies. Unfortunately our modern diet is almost devoid of this essential fatty acid and in fact it is believed that around 60% of us are deficient in Omega-3. What is far more concerning is that a quarter of us may be so deficient that current test methods can detect none in our blood. Omega-3 is one of the most important nutrients for our health, and a lack of it in our system holds far more risk than any vitamin or mineral deficiency.