Why are Omega 3 and Omega 6 Good For You?

Senior Family

 / Immunity Is Key

Omega-3 and Omega-6 are  two polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) that are very important because they contain compounds that have incredible benefits for your brain and body. This is the reason doctors recommend both of these fatty acids in anyone’s diet, especially older adults. 

Researchers found that a balanced intake of Omega-3 and Omega-6 rich foods will yield these amazing benefits for the elderly: 


  • Healthy Cognitive Function
    Fatty acids are neuroprotective and help lower the risk of Dementia and Depression.
  • Improved Cardiovascular Health
    Helps lower blood pressure and arterial plaque formation that can cause cardiovascular-related diseases such as heart attacks and strokes.
  • Regulated Immune System
    Inflammatory diseases such as arthritis are caused by an overactive immune system attacking body tissues. Fatty acids convert into powerful compounds that modulate the immune system and stop the onset of inflammation.
  • Improved Muscle Mass and Function
    Essential fatty acids help stimulate protein synthesis in muscles that helps protect your body from muscle loss and function.
  • Improved Bone Health
    Helps in calcium absorption and prevents the loss of bone density. This may help prevent osteoporosis and other bone loss-related diseases that come with ageing. 


Doctors recommend Omega-3 and Omega-6 as part of one's diet, especially for the elderly. Fortunately, it is easy to get these essential fatty acids through our regular Filipino foods. Here are some Pinoy foods rich in Omega-3 and -6. 

  • Fatty fish - Tilapia, mackerel, sardines
  • Eggs
  • Tofu or Tokwa
  • Oysters
  • Canola Oil
  • Omega enriched margarine, juices, and yogurts 


Your body does not produce Omega fatty acids naturally that is why it is important to include these in your diet. However, because ageing also decreases appetite, food might not be enough to get your recommended daily intake of Omega-3 and Omega-6. Birch Tree Advance is an adult nutritional supplement powdered drink  with Omega-3 and Omega-6. Drink  Birch Tree Advance now!

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