MILA is the source of the only essential Omega-3 fatty acids

May 1, 2009 at 12:32 am Leave a comment

(Excerpts from a video discussion by Dr. Wayne Coates, the rediscoverer of Salvia hispanica L. in 1991, and the world’s foremost expert on the superfood commonly known as chia.)

Is Mila a good source of Omega-3’s?

“We hear a lot today of Omega-3’s, and there’s no question Omega-3’s in our diet are very important.  In fact, the problem today is that we’re eating a lot of Omega-6’s and not enough of Omega-3’s. We should be having close to 1:1 ratio.  many of us are getting 10:1 or 20:1 Omega-6’s to Omega-3’s.  So we need to increase our Omega-3’s

“Why are Omega-3’s important?

Heart health is one of the main things. There area number of sources of Omega-3’s and they’re definitely not all equal.

“MILA contains what is known as alpha-linolenic acid (ALA).  It is the only essential Omega-3.

“There are also what is call long-chain Omega-3’s, DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid).  They are not essential. And there is much discussion about where we should get our Omega-3’s from.

“The fish industry would lead you to believe that you should be eating fish oil or algae oil, which are the long-chain EPAs and DHAs.  That is not the case.  Those are not essential fatty acids.

Änd the reason is, our body takes the ALA, which is in the MILA, converts it into EPA and DHA. The big discussion is in how much can be converted. Can you convert enough?

“The fish industry could again say “no”, but that hasn’t been shown to be the case. If there is a confounding factor here, when our bodies convert the ALA to these long-chain (DHA and EPA), they use enzymes to do this.  Because we’re a lot of Omega-6’s, there’s a conflict because the body is fighting for these enzymes to convert the Omega-6’s to aracadonic acids, and also using the same ones to convert to EPA and DHA.

“So by cutting down the amount of Omega-6 in our diet, and upping the Omega-3 in th form of ALA, we get beter conversion, and your body will convert what you need.  You can always supplement if you feel it’s necessary, but it really has not been shown to be true.

“So, MILA is the source of the only essential Omega-3 fatty acids.”

Video interview by Dr. Wayne Coates on Omega-3.

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