Hemp seed oil: The clever way to get your Omega essential fatty acids
If you’re vegetarian or allergic to seafood, getting all your Omega fatty acids can be a challenge. Hemp seed oil changes all that.
Fats are an essential part of healthy eating, but understanding how different dietary fats work can feel complicated.
Let’s take a look at unsaturated fats – described by dietitians as the “healthy” fats.
Think of them as the three omegas.
Not only are they important for your health and wellbeing, but we have a clever hack for how to include them in your diet if you’re vegetarian or have seafood allergies.
Simplifying unsaturated fats
Healthy unsaturated fats are found in two main forms, polyunsaturated and monounsaturated – which is all to do their chemical make-up.
The most common polyunsaturated fats are omega-3 and omega-6.
Aside from forming an essential part of our cell membranes, the Harvard School of Public Health says omega-3 fats have been shown to help prevent heart disease and stroke and may help control lupus, eczema and rheumatoid arthritis.
And research from Finland, published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, supports the idea a diet rich in omega-6 fats may protect us from premature death and cardiovascular disease.
Our bodies can’t make these unsaturated fats, so we need to get them from our food.
You’ll find omega-3 in fish and fish oil, green leafy vegetables, flax seeds, hemp and walnuts, while omega-6 is in margarine spreads, some oils and nuts and sunflower seeds.
And what about omega-9?
Omega-9 fatty acids, meanwhile, are a monounsaturated fat that can be produced by the body and are found in oils like olive, avocado and peanut oil and nuts including walnuts and cashews.
Studies, including in one from Brazil, have found omega-9s can increase good cholesterol and decrease bad cholesterol in our blood, helping to stop the plaque build-up in our arteries that can cause heart attack and stroke.
Why hemp seed oil is a secret weapon
It’s not always possible to get your omega essentials from diet alone, particularly if you’re allergic to fish or one of the growing number of vegetarians.
Our hack? Hemp seed oil, a plant-derived source of omegas 3, 6 and 9.
Hemp seed oil has been found to contain more than 80 per cent polyunsaturated fatty acids, including all three omegas.
And, as shown in a Romanian study, hemp seeds are also an awesome source of vitamin E and minerals such as phosphorus, potassium, sodium, magnesium, calcium, iron and zinc.
GO Healthy GO Hemp Seed Oil 1,100mg Softgel Capsules are an easy way to get a high-strength source of omegas-3, 6 and 9 fatty acids.
The extra-virgin, cold-pressed extraction method keeps the most nutritional value of the seed intact.
And, being plant derived, they are a perfect solution for those who can’t take fish oil.
Hemp seed oil provides one of nature’s most balanced sources of omega fatty acids to support everyday health and vitality.
Since 2017, when Australian legislation changed to allow hemp to be sold as a food, we’ve joined the rest of the world in welcoming this rock star of the health food world into our lives.
It’s not hard to understand why!
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