If you’re struggling with joint pain and don’t know the cause, you’re not alone. Many people suffer from this condition and feel frustrated because they can’t find relief. However, there are some things you can do to reduce inflammation and get back to living your life, and it all starts with omegas.
What Are Omegas?
Dr. Jorn Dyerberg discovered omegas by studying people living in Greenland. He found that natives of Greenland had a lot less heart disease and fewer cholesterol problems. He studied their diet, which consisted of high amounts of omega-3s compared to the standard American diet.
The standard American diet consists of far too many omega-6s in comparison to omega-3s. Having too many of either omega throws off their balance and can lead to inflammation in the body. The only problem is, omega-6 is in processed foods that are everywhere in America, and we don’t get nearly enough omega-3.
To reduce inflammation in your body, I recommend beef and fish from grass-fed or wild-caught sources. These will contain an equal amount of omega-6s and omega-3s and will taste just as good.
Sources of Omega-6
If you have a high level of omega-6s in your body, you’re going to have inflammation and be at a higher risk for chronic diseases.
Omega-6s can be found in oils that are used to fry foods we love like french fries, crackers, pancakes, and tacos. You should stay away from these oils if you want to reduce inflammation and the amount of omega-6s in your body:
- Canola Oil
- Vegetable Oil
- Soybean Oil
- Cotton Oil
- Sunflower Oil
- Margarine Oil
This doesn’t mean you have to cut omega-6 or oil out of your diet altogether. We need to look for healthy sources of omega-6s that contain smaller amounts of omega-6s. This will make it easier to have an equal balance of omega-6s and 3s in our bodies. Some healthier oils that have omega-6s include:
- Borage Oil
- Ahiflower Oil
- Olive Oil
- Avocado Oil
Sources of Omega-3s
There are three fatty acids you should be looking for if you want to get more omega-3s in your diet and reduce inflammation:
- EPA – EPA supports your joints and mental health, which will help reduce the pain you’re feeling.
- DHA – 6-8% of your brain is made up of DHA, which means if it gets inflamed, it can lead to depression.
- ALA – Not as powerful as EPA and DHA, ALA comes from plant sources and reduces inflammation. Coconut and flax/chia seeds are great sources of ALA
Some good food sources that you can get all three of these from include:
- Flax & Chia Seeds
- Wild-Caught Fish
- Butter (Grass-fed)
- Lard (organic)
- Grass-fed/free-range Meat
When Dr. Dyerberg discovered that Americans were consuming far more omega-6s than omega-3s, he began looking for ways to supplement omega-3s.
I actually connected with Dr. Dyerberg personally and created a highly-absorbable form of omega-3 supplement with him. I added turmeric to it, so you can change your omega ratio faster.
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