Omega-6 fatty acids are mainly found in vegetables and seeds such as evening primrose seed, corn, safflower, black currant seed, borage seed, and soybean, as well as the oils made from these foods. A type of unsaturated fat, omega-6 has gained a lot of attention in recent years. We cannot produce these fats in our bodies and must rely on getting enough of them in our diets. Here are some of the potential health benefits of omega-6 fats.


1. Fight Inflammation

One surprising benefit to omega-6 fats is their ability to reduce inflammation. Omega-6 fats in the form of gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) break down into components that naturally reduce inflammation. This is great news for those who suffer from chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and arthritis, as it may help the body fight those diseases.

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