A well-functioning immune system is the body's best detective and defense force against any foreign invader, from simple cold to cancer. With proper care and nourishment, the immune system works quietly yet powerfully to give us a lifelong protection from all types of illnesses.
Current research has shown that essential fatty acids especially the omega-3 family of fatty acids when added to the diet boost the immune system. According to Dr. Donald Rudin, co-author of the 1996 book Omega-3 Oils, "Normally the immune system is kept under control by the body's essential fatty acid-based regulatory system. But dietary distortions, especially a shortage of the omega-3 fatty acids, are now known to contribute to , or even prompt , the breakdown of the immune system." Regaining healthy immune functioning lies in rebalancing the intake of unprocessed, unheated omega-3 and omega-6 oils and thereby rebalancing these essential oils in the body.
The most well-known and well-researched omega fats are the omega-3s, omega-6s, and the omega-9s. Omega-3 and omega-6 oils are considered essential fatty acids because the body is unable to manufacture these types of fatty acids on it's own. Although omega-9 oils are not considered essential, they are so rich in health benefits that nutrition experts recommended them to be included in our daily dietary plan.
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