Omega 3 – New Research October 21, 2016
What is Omega 3?
Till date we have not found any substance that offers a remedy for as many of our issues as Omega 3.
These essential fatty acids are considered vital to maintaining optimum brain function, heart health and even said to help inflammation and aid in easing the pain of arthritis. Studies have also showed that it can help mothers through pregnancy and reduce the risk of premature birth and depression. The two main essential fats: omega-6 and omega-3 and both have their uses but omega 3 is the big one.
The primary source for these is oily fish and can come in plant form like in canola oil. A professor at the Sanford School of Medicine at the University of South Dakota, Harris has spent the past 30 years studying and testing the seemingly endless benefits that come from these essential fatty acids. “Unlike a lot of other vitamins and mineral fads – like vitamin E and beta carotene – omega-3 has stayed the course and each new study shows the benefits it has on our health.” Each study clarifies what it does. It’s been shown to help brain health, depression, dementia and there is something there that omega-3 helps with. It just needs to be worked out. We’re just about to start this.
The new cholesterol:
Currently in Australia to launch a national omega-3 level-testing scheme called the omega-3 Index, Harris doesn’t pull any punches when it comes to expressing just how important these substances are as an indicator to our health.
“I view omega-3 as the new cholesterol,” he says.
“It’s a risk indicator for heart disease that you can actually do something about without the need for drugs. In fact, I would bet that omega-3 levels are the most important indicator of risk factors for heart disease.”
Once rolled out, the omega-3 Index will be as simple as pricking finger with a pin. According to Harris, all one needs to do is request the test from a doctor or naturopath. The sample will be forwarded on to a lab where the level of omega-3s in the blood will be tested and recorded as a percentage (“Health target levels are between eight and 12 and low is considered below four,” says Harris).
According to Harris, this will help doctors and health professionals keep track of a patient’s heart health to prevent the possibility of heart attacks.
But for all the this amazing goodness that omega-3s offer, there’s just one catch – our body doesn’t produce them naturally.You see, like some sort of biological joke, it seems that for all omega-3s’ benefits to the body, we can only ever get them from external sources. And the primary source of this, is fish. You see, like some sort of biological joke, it seems that for all omega-3s’ benefits to the body, we can only ever get them from external sources. And the primary source of this, is fish and canola oil is also very high in Omega 3.
So if you would like to get a head start, start including Omega 3 in your diet and see the difference it will make to your health, first hand.
Company Wellness Day October 13, 2016
In the photo above our MD Kellie Becker getting tested for prostate cancer .
Company Wellness Day
As a brand that encourages people to live a balanced lifestyle and that empathizes on how small changes can make a big difference to your health, we always try and lead by example and to be active in the community. With our cooking oils being the only cooking oils in SA to carry the CANSA Smart choice seal and with cancer becoming somewhat of an epidemic around the globe, with 1 in 7 women suffering from breast cancer and 1 in 8 men suffering from prostate cancer, we decided to launch an annual company Wellness day for our 300+ employees in an effort to proactively fight cancer through early detection.
This week on the 11th, 12th and 13th of October a CANSA mobile clinic with a small platoon of nurses have started testing all Southern Oil and B-well employees for blood pressure, TB, breast cancer and prostate cancer. There is a real hype around our main office in Swellendam and we’re taking a proactive stand to fight cancer through early detection and cancer education. We would like to thank everyone for participating, to thank CANSA for making this possible and we’d also like to encourage other companies big and small to start their own initiatives to fight cancer…