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How can I eat the right balance of omega-3 fats as a teen?

Daphne Oz
Health Education
Omega-3 fats are the best for maintaining lean muscles, and waistlines, and can be found in flax products (including flaxseed oil or crushed flaxseeds) and in fatty cold-water fish, such as salmon, Chilean sea bass, and cod. Omega-3s should be consumed in equal proportion to omega-6 fats, but our society consumes about ten times more omega-6s, found in vegetable oils such as soybean and sunflower, which can result in water retention and weight gain.

Try to get your consumption of omega-3 and omega-6 fats into balance by lowering your intake of vegetable oils (used in most processed, boxed goodies) and working olive oil and/or flaxseed or cod liver oil (good sources of omega-3s) into your diet.
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