Do Your Joints Ache? Just Plain Don’t Feel Good? Omega-6 Could be the Problem

Nobody likes pain in their joints. We’d all get rid of if we could right? What if part of the problem causing your joint pain was in the meals you eat, and that part of the solution was too?

Let’s talk about two types of fatty acids; Omega-6 & Omega-3. Our bodies need both, but like most things there should be abalance in how much of each we get. The proper ratio should be about 1:1 (equal parts of both). The problem is that most Americans get far too much Omega-6 and way too little Omega-3. The average American has a ratio closer to 17:1. We are way out of balance!

The problem is that most Americans get far too much Omega-6 and way too little Omega-3

Why does this matter? Polyunsaturated Omega-6 is called Arachadonic acid and is a natural inflammatory. It can cause joints to swell up and get inflamed bringing an onset of pain. In contrast, Omega-3 is a natural anti-inflammatory. It makes sense that so many Americans needlessly suffer from joint pain. Most just don’t realize that it could be self-inflicted.

“What are the foods that I should be eating less of and which foods more of?” That’s probably the question you’re asking yourself right now as you read. When you eat foods like wheat, whole grain, breads, and cereals, you’re consuming Omega-6. Your Omega-3 comes from foods like fish, fish oil, walnuts, and flaxseed. Since we don’t live in a country that consumes a lot of fish, you can see why we have a harder time keeping that 1:1 balance.

Be intentional about cutting back on your grains and consuming more fish in your diet. However, that’s not always easy to do. Another great way to get more omega-3 is to supplement your diet in the form of a pill or capsule. You could go out and add an Omega-3 supplement to your multivitamin you’re already taking. Why do that when you could get ALL OF THAT in one product? Encompass Nutrients Complete Adult provides Omega-3 sourced from flaxseed, 19 vitamins & minerals, probiotic, and super greens. You get 4 products in 1! In addition to that, 100% of profits are donated to Orphan Nutrition Sponsorship to care for orphaned and vulnerable children around the world.