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Omega oils – fatty acids

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What are Omega oils – fatty acids?

All fatty acids are composed of chains of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen atoms.  The differences between fatty acids lie in the molecular configuration, producing differing health effects between fats.

Monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats are known by another name: omegas.  There are three types of omega fatty acids:  omega-3, omega-6 and omega-9. Omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids are two types of polyunsaturated fat.  They are considered essential fatty acids because the body cannot manufacture them.  Omega-9 fatty acids are from a family of monounsaturated fats that also are beneficial when obtained in food.