Are your anti-aging foods rich in omega 5 and 7?
(NaturalHealth365) Did you know that omega 5 and 7 fatty acids enhance your ability to reverse the negative effects of aging? These fatty acids improve your cardiovascular system; immunity and accelerate cellular regeneration and rejuvenation. In addition, omega 5 and 7 increase the body’s resilience to environmental toxins and stress – the key to preventing premature aging.
How is omega 5 a potent and rare fatty acid?
This powerful cellular protector seems to interfere with the production of inflammatory prostaglandins and leukotrienes – which are credited with damaging the cardiovascular system. Omega 5 mimics non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as aspirin, but without the negative side effects. It also regulates glucose transport, at the cell membrane level, which makes it useful for those with insulin sensitivity.
One unusual aspect to this fatty acid is that it increases the human electromagnetic field by as much as 40 to 50 feet. So, as a “rare bonus” to looking younger, raising our cellular (electrical) energy will help us prevent cancer by eating a diet rich in omega 5 fatty acids.
Where can I get omega 5 fatty acids?
One of the only usable plant sources of omega 5 conjugated fatty acids comes from the pomegranate plant. Pomegranate seeds contain an abundant amount of omega 5 – which is one of the most potent antioxidants known to science.
Omega 5 fatty acid is a strong chemopreventative and anti-microbial. It also improves digestive health and hormonal balance. The red arils of the pomegranate fruit are rich in omega 5, and can be found in many natural health food stores and local farmers markets.
Keep in mind, pomegranate seed oil is expensive, considering that over 200 pounds of fresh pomegranates are used to produce just one pound of pomegranate seed oil. In fact, many high-end (personal care) companies use pomegranate seed oil in their cosmetic products, soaps and creams.
If you’re looking for some skin rejuvenation – try getting some omega 5 fatty acids into your body.
Foods high in omega 5 fatty acids include, full fat grass-fed dairy, tropical oils such as coconut and palm, saw palmetto, wild salmon, macadamia nuts, and pomegranates. There isn’t a need for a supplement – if some of these foods are included in your diet.
What are the unique properties of omega 7 fatty acid?
Omega 7 fatty acid is known to reduce (excess) total cholesterol and triglycerides. Studies show that omega 7 fatty acids also help with weight loss; bowel regularity and a youthful completion. Their anti-aging effects are due the ability to nourish and sustain healthy cells in the digestive tract and skin.
In fact, many topical skin creams contain sea buckthorn and pomegranate seed oil. There are clinical trials, which have shown that both omega 5 and omega 7 fatty acids stimulate keratinocyte proliferation, which is known to promote regenerations of the epidermis. The molecular structure of these fats makes it highly absorbable.
Where can I get omega 7 fatty acids?
Some of the best vegetarian plant sources of omega 7 fatty acids are buckthorn berries and macadamia nuts. Both foods are the main (commercially available) sources of omega 7 fatty acids. Naturally occurring omega 7 is found in grass fed meat, dairy and wild caught salmon – though in a smaller amount.
Prevailing evidence shows that macadamia nuts are one of the best and safest sources of omega 5 and 7. If you use buckthorn berry supplements it can cause an unpleasant body odor – if the dosage is too high. So, be careful.
Omega 5 and 7 are fatty acids that illustrate the importance of a whole food diet. These fats inhibit inflammation and at the same time slow down father time in a natural way, by stopping unwanted age-related disorders. Of course, no “anti-aging” article would be complete without mentioning the importance of maintaining a playful attitude toward life.
Have some fun today and enjoy life!
About the author: Blanche Levine has been a student of natural healing modalities for the last 25 years. She has the privilege of working with some of the greatest minds in natural healing including Naturopaths, scientist and energy healers. Having seen people miraculously heal from all kinds of dis-ease through non-invasive methods, her passion now is to help people become aware of what it takes to be healthy.
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