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Please note: These comments reflect my own personal understanding from the research that I've done. I am not a doctor nor a nutritionist and make no claims whatsoever as to the validity of my conclusions. I hope this page will inspire you to research this subject yourself to draw your own conclusions. ~Mark Schneider

We hear more and more about Omega 3 and it's effects on our health and we need to hear more. Much research is being conducted on this subject, but a lot of the information can only be found in medical journals. What we need to know is the health benefits that come from eating the right balance of "essential fatty acids" or EFAs.

EFAs are the fatty acids that are necessary for normal growth and development and our bodies do not manufacture them, we must get them from our diet. The two families of EFAs are Omega 6 and Omega 3.

  • Omega 6 is found primarily in common vegetable oils like corn, safflower, cottonseed and sunflower oils.
  • Omega 3 is found primarily in seafood, green leafy vegetables, canola oil, and walnuts.
    Note: Typically canned fish is cooked prior to canning, resulting in a loss of the oils that contain Omega 3 EFAs. Catch of the Sea's fish has the same Omega 3 content found in fresh fish because of our unique "fresh pack" canning process.

One critical finding is that the body functions best when the diet contains a balanced ratio of EFAs. The typical western diet contains 14 to 20 times more Omega 6 EFA's than Omega 3's. This imbalance is being linked to a long list of conditions and diseases including: Heart attack, Stroke, Cancer, Obesity, Insulin resistance, Diabetes, Asthma, Lupus, Depression, Schizophrenia, ADD & ADHD, Postpartum depression, and Alzheimer's disease.

It would appear that increasing our intake of Omega 3 fatty acids and reducing our consumption of Omega 6 fatty acids can better allow our bodies to function as they were designed. Eating a low fat diet is one way to decrease Omega 6 consumption and may also help us lose weight and stay healthy. However, we can also benefit by increasing our consumption of Omega 3 sources, like our naturally delicious Albacore Tuna and Wild Chinook Salmon.

Here are few links to some online Omega 3 resources that we have found interesting and helpful.

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