The second category of Essential Fatty Acids includes Linoleic Acid (LA), an Omega 6 Fatty Acid. This EFA supports inflammation in the inflammatory process. (Inflammation is the way our bodies protect and heal themselves.)
Too much Omega 6 FAs can lead to chronic inflammation, which can damage the body. In the US, we tend to eat foods with far more Omega 6 than Omega 3 Fatty Acids. We should be balancing them in about a 3 to 1 ratio of Omega 6 to Omega 3. Cooking with Canola Oil or Olive Oil is one way to keep them in balance.
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