DAILY REQUIREMENTS OF OMEGA FATTY ACIDS
Are you getting enough omega oils and healthy fats in your diet?
Infant, child or adult - it doesn't matter, your body needs
to consume the right amount of essential fatty acids and essential oils
to grow, nurture and allow your body to endure the physical hardships it will
experience throughout its existence.
The body is a living organism which we feed off of. The
more top quality nutrients, amino acids, vitamins and minerals we give it, the
healthier we will be. Survival of the fittest in nutritional essence.
Most nutritional experts agree to a ratio (Omega 3 to Omega
6) of 1:4 or 1:6 depending on age and sex. Most modern diets are
overloaded with omega 6 and do not get enough omega 3 leading to an
imbalance. The FDA states 3 grams of EPA & DHA per day is beneficial
for most diets.
Daily Dietary Intake Requirements for Omega
Omega Requirements for Adults
of adult diet should include polyunsaturated and mono-unsaturated fats.
Two to three servings of fish a week is recommended to ensure the daily intake
is being consumed.
For expectant mothers you need to choose types of fish with
low absorption levels of mercury. For seniors who are beginning to feel
the onset of arthritis and inflammation in the joints creep in, you will want to
ensure you are getting the recommended daily intake of omega fatty oils.
This is also helpful for the prevention of these symptoms and other ailments
that are more common among adults in their early fifties and sixties.
Omega Requirements for Teens
Fat intake for teens (12-18yrs) should represent 25-35% of
their diet and incorporate healthy sources of polyunsaturated and
Omega Requirements for Kids
Fat intake for young kids (2-3yrs) should represent 30-35% of
their diet and include mainly polyunsaturated and mono-unsaturated fats.
Fat intake for young kids 4-11yrs) should represent 25-35% of
their diet and mostly include polyunsaturated and mono-unsaturated fats.
Omega Requirements for Infants & Expectant Moms
The growth stage for infants happens very fast and every
parent should take great care
in providing all the essential vitamins and nutrients required for the babies
last three months of the fetuses development is when the most growth
neurologically occurs. Study after study there is conclusive evidence to a
health brain function and cognitive recognition in babies who were able to
absorb omega 3 from their mothers diet versus babies who lacked the same
Expectant mothers are recommended to take 1000mg/day of omega
3 (EPA & DHA). For additional benefits it is suggested that nursing mothers include an omega supplement into their babies formula.