Thursday, September 25, 2008
O.N.E. Amazon Acai contains the necessary Omega-3's your body needs!
The typical North American diet contains a whopping 80-110g of fat daily. However, even with all that fat, most of us are deficient in omega-3, the most essential fat.
Scientific evidence continues to show omega-3 fats, particularly DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid) and EPA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid), help protect your heart, joints and brain. Unfortunately, ninety percent of the omega-3 most of us regularly consume is plant-based ALA (Alpha-Linolenic Acid). ALA must be converted to DHA and EPA, an inefficient process for many people. For example, flax seed contains omega-3 but does not provide DHA or EPA. Most adults would need to consume 10-40 grams of flaxseed oil to produce just 0.2 grams of DHA. Therefore, it is important to understand that not all omega-3 fats provide you with DHA and EPA.
The average intake of DHA and EPA in the United States is about 100 mg per day, equivalent to half a can of sardines every ten days. This is a far cry from the recommended 1-2 grams per day. Another study found that men with the highest levels of dietary omega-3 fatty acids had an 81% lower risk of dying suddenly compared to men with the lowest levels.