Many individuals look for a healthier way of life, possibly due to stress or a busy lifestyle. There are easy ways to begin being healthier, such as: walking a few blocks extra each day, cycling to work or the shops, going swimming once a week and also opting for a healthier diet. Sometimes individuals start a healthier diet by replacing meat with vegetarian options several times a week.
It is important when considering a change in diet to talk it through with a health professional such as your doctor, especially if you have any health issues to begin with, as they will know if the diet you are planning on trying out, is best for you.
Everyday diets can often contain too many wrong fats, not enough wholegrains, and only a sparse amount of green leafy vegetables and fruit. Eating a properly balanced vegetarian diet can often help individuals feel and look healthier. Many diets these days include too much omega-6 compared to omega-3. Excessive amounts of omega-6 can contribute to depression, inflammation, and various diseases such as heart disease, asthma and more.
Omega-6 can easily be found in beef, chicken and other meat, eggs, nuts, and vegetable oils. Omega-3 can be found easily in rapeseed oil, olive oil, peanut oil, walnuts and other nuts, chia seeds and other seeds, green leafy vegetables, and oily fish.
If you look at where you can find omega-6 and where you can find omega-3 you begin to get a clearer picture of why a vegetarian or vegan diet can help maintain the right ratio of more omega-3 to omega-6.