Dr Oz’s The Big O: Know Your Omegas show was very interesting. Just in case anyone was confused, when Doctor Oz spoke about the The Big O, he was talking about “O” for Omega Fats! Not all Omega Fats are created equally, so can you trust food label claims about having Omegas? What is the difference between Omega 3 Fats and Omega 6 Fats? And how much do you need of each? Plus, learn about a new Omega 3 Blood Test that can give you some insight into how good your diet is.
Dr Oz: Omega 3 Fats
Dr Oz said that Omega 3’s are a powerful and essential fatty acid that are found in fish, flax seed, and walnuts. Omega 3 Fats are essential for your brain and nervous system. They also reduce and prevent stress from damaging your body and are called calming fats. You basically cannot get enough Omega 3’s to ward off all types of diseases and health problems including Heart Disease and Alzheimers Disease. Dr Oz was joined by Mark Hyman, author of The Ultramind Solution, who said that our bodies are made up of Omega 3’s and a lack of it is linked to preterm labor, obesity, diabetes, cancer, arthritis, and other health problems. On the positive side, Omega 3’s actually make your skin, hair, and nails beautiful!
Dr Oz: Omega 6 Fats
Dr Oz said that Omega 6 Fats are an essential fatty acid that are also critical for your health, but too much of it is not good for you and can even cancel out the benefits of Omega 3 Fats. So, how do you know if you are getting too much of Omega 6 Fats? What is the right balance between Omega 3’s and Omega 6’s?
Dr Oz: Warning Signs of Lack of Omega 3’s
Dr Oz said that the following are warning signs that you are not getting enough Omega 3 Fats in your diet: