Ever wondered “Why is Omega-3 good for me?”
September 2, 2021
Well, you’re not alone! Omega-3 is a super-powerful fatty acid.
Whilst your body can produce most of the essential fats it needs, it can’t produce Omega-3. This means you need to find other ways to introduce Omega-3 into your daily diet.
Although Seafood and fatty fish are the traditional sources of Omega-3, there are some amazing plant-based alternatives, such as walnuts and flaxseed oil, both of which are a good source of Omega-3. Or you could try out our new plant-powered Mayver’s Omega-3 Super PB!
Our super tasty Omega-3 Super Peanut Butter is made from just peanuts and a little sea salt that have simply been blended with vegan-friendly Algal Oil and organic coconut MCT oil. Algal Oil is made from plant-based marine algae and is a rich source of DHA and EPA, two powerful types of Omega-3.
So why is Omega-3 so good?
For years we have been told to avoid processed fats, however as leading dietician Susie Burrell explains, Omega-3 is one of the ‘good, healthy fats’ that our bodies need!
“There are a number of different types of fat, including saturated, trans fats, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated, but with so much nutrition information available, it’s no wonder many of us get confused when it comes to fat,” Susie says.
“The types of fat we need to minimise in the diet are trans fats and saturated fat. Small amounts of trans fats are found in fast foods including processed cakes, biscuits and pastries, and saturated fats are found in animal fats consumed via meat, dairy and packaged or processed foods.
Consuming large quantities of these processed foods can promote inflammation in the body. High levels of inflammation over time are associated with an increased risk of developing a number of lifestyle related diseases.
On the other hand, unprocessed, natural polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats are the fats Australians need to eat more of and are commonly found in foods such as nuts, seeds, oily fish, avocado, good quality Australian extra virgin olive oil or 100% natural nut spreads like Mayver’s Peanut Butter.” Susie adds that there are two main types of polyunsaturated fats, Omega-3 and Omega-6.
“When incorporated as part of a balanced diet, unsaturated fats can actually help lower the risk of heart disease, lower cholesterol levels and promote healthy brain function,” says Susie.
“Adding just a handful of nuts or spreading a 30g serve of Mayver’s Peanut Butter onto a corn or brown rice cake as an afternoon snack is an easy and tasty way to begin incorporating portion-controlled serves of the right unsaturated fats into your diet.”
Mayver’s Omega-3 Super Peanut Butter
“Mayver’s has also introduced an Omega-3 Super Peanut Butter, which makes sneaking an extra boost of Omega-3 into your diet, or your child’s diet, a simple task.”
So now you know the good stuff about Omega-3, here are some super tasty recipes to get more goodness into your day!