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Omega 6 Fatty Acids recipes


Last Updated : Jun 20,2019



ओमेगा 6 फैटी एसिड व्यंजनों - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (Omega 6 Fatty Acids recipes in Hindi)
ઓમેગા 6 ફેટી એસિડ રેસિપી - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (Omega 6 Fatty Acids recipes in Gujarati)

Omega 6 Fats also called Omega 6 Fatty acids is a crucial FAT that the human body cannot make. These are essential fats and a type of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) we have to get them from food sources. Both Omega 6 and Omega 3 are key for the human body.

What is the amount of Omega 6 Fatty Acids you should have? Most of the World diet is based on high usage of Omega 6 fatty acids over Omega 3. Studies show that there is 20 to 25 times more consumption of Omega 6 over Omega 3 in our diet which is not good for the body. The ideal ratio is said to be 2:1, that is two parts Omega 6 to one part Omega 3 or some argue for a ratio of 1:1.

Most Omega 6 fatty acids promote inflammation and come from vegetable oils in the form of Linoleic Acid (LA). Foods rich in Linoleic Acid promote inflammation in the body which is not good for you and is the root cause of many diseases.

But there is Gamma linolenic acid (GLA) , a healthy omega-6 fatty acid which is will reduce body inflammation and we should try and consume more of this type of omega-6 fatty acid. Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA) comes from plant foods like Spirulina , Black Currant oil, Hemp oil and evening Primrose Oil. Oatmeal also provides GLA and use the Steel Cut Oats which take more time to cook but do the job of GLA if had several times a week. GLA rich foods may reduce body inflammation. Spirulina Powder and Steel cut oats are easily available in India.

Steel Cut Oats – a source of Gamma Linoleic Acid (GLA)Steel Cut Oats – a source of Gamma Linoleic Acid (GLA)

  5 Good Omega 6 Sources having Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA)
1. Spirulina Powder
2. Black Currant Oil
3. Hemp Oil
4. Evening Primrose Oil
5. Steel Cut Oats

Inflammation in the body also comes from air pollution, smoking, metals present in foods and lipid peroxidation products (they damage cell membranes in your body) like roasted nuts and vegetable oils.

The Brains is just FATS. How do these lipids and fats get there? It is influenced by the types of oils and fats you choose to eat. They help your concentration, emotions and cheer by having the right ratio of Omega 6 to Omega 3 foods. Violence, rage, anger, moodiness in humans is related to Omega 3 deficiency.
 

  Omega 6 levels in Cooking oils
1. Coconut Oil 2%
2. Palm Oil 10%
3. Olive Oil 10%
4. Avocado Oil
5. Flaxseed Oil
6. Canola Oil 18%
7. Cotton seed oil 50%
8. Soybean Oil 54%
9. Corn Oil 54%
10. Sunflower Oil 66%
11. Safflower Oil 75%

The lower the % of Omega 6, the better for you. So in the above table you would definitely use coconut oil and avoid oils with high Omega 6 content like Corn Oil and Safflower Oil.

Coconut Oil – Low in Omega 6 Fatty AcidCoconut Oil – Low in Omega 6 Fatty Acid

Pick a spot on your body and there will be cells responding there under the influence of Omega 3 and Omega 6 balance. Omega 3 is a nutrient for all organs in your body and apply to everyone. Its good for brains, eyes, skin, heart, lung, gut and on. 75% of chronic diseases can be prevented by eating correct. Do the HUFA blood tests for ratio of Omega 6 to Omega 3. Highly Unsaturated Fatty Acids (HUFA) are the long chain fatty acids of Omega 3 and Omega 6 which are essential for health.
 

  Foods Neutral in Omega 3 and Omega 6
1. Spinach
2. Lettuce
3. Kale
4. Fruits
5. Beans
6. Curds
7. Cheese

  Vegetarians, the best ratio of Omega 3 to Omega 6 foods
1. Flaxseed Oil
2. Chia Seeds
3. Butter
4. Ghee
5. Cream Cheese
6. Canola Oil
7. Hemp Oil
8. Walnuts
9. Walnut Oil
10. Olive Oil

Given below are recipes which are healthy and neutral in Omega 6 and Omega 3 fatty acids which is the best combination for healthy living.

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Vegan Healthy Lunch Salad, Office Salad
Recipe# 42246
26 Nov 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Break away from carrying conventional lunches to work, and go for some healthy salads instead! A lunch salad is not only crunchy and tasty but also very satiating – to be a meal by itself. You can carry the salad and dressing separately and toss them together just before eating your lunch. This ....
Energy Chia Seed Drink with Lime and Honey, For Endurance Athletes
Recipe# 41074
23 Nov 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
There is no debating that Chia seeds are good for your health. A treasure trove of omega-3 fatty acids, which is hard for vegetarians to come by, these tiny seeds are also loaded with fibre and protein. It is interesting to note that this easily digestible little seed has antioxidants (ALA), w ....
Lauki Phudina Raita
Recipe# 5561
15 Nov 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
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Raitas are an indispensable part of Indian meals. They combine well with main courses and snacks that are spice heavy, but also taste great just like that! Here is a delicious raita of bottle gourd and tomatoes, perked up with mint leaves and roasted cumin seeds. Here, we have replaced full-fat curd ....
Spinach Raita, for Weight Loss and Athletes
Recipe# 41131
15 Nov 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
First things first, this Spinach Raita is a pleasure to look at – with vibrant green shreds of spinach dotting sparkling white curds. The very appearance tempts you to taste it, while the punchy taste of black salt makes you fall in love with. This flavourful Spinach Raita is a great dish for at ....
Mint Raita (  Phudina Raita)
Recipe# 4243
14 Nov 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Mint works it magic once again, leaving the diners spellbound with this flavourful and aromatic raita. The Mint Raita features an ideal combination of flavours including the peppiness of mint, the soothing tanginess of curds and the mild spiciness of cumin. A spoonful of sugar helps to highlight all ....
Mooli and Fruit Raita, Radish Mooli Raita
Recipe# 41425
14 Nov 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Radish is a vegetable that we tend to associate with parathas and subzis, and rarely with raitas . Ev ....
Healthy Vegetable and Sprouts Lunch Salad
Recipe# 42262
07 Nov 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Treat yourself to this tasty and healthful salad, which is satiating enough to have for lunch. From sprouted moong and cooked masoor to greens and veggies like peppers, zucchini and pumpkin, this Healthy Vegetable and Sprouts Lunch Salad bri ....
Strawberry and Black Grape Raita
Recipe# 40076
05 Nov 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
While raitas are usually made with vegetables, you might perhaps have made some fruity attempts with apples or oranges. But, have you ever thought of making a Strawberry and Black Grape Raita? You must try it to believe how fantastic it is! This unusual combination of fruits transforms into a truly ....
Spinach Raita (  Low Calorie Healthy Cooking)
Recipe# 1363
22 Oct 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Spinach Raita, or Palak Raita, is sure to strike a chord with most Indians, as they would have relished this delightful cold raita from their childhood. Commonly served with North Indian meals, this vitamin and mineral loaded raita is very easy to make, and tastes really great thanks to the mild fla ....
Healthy Oats Vegan Granola Bars with Peanut Butter
Recipe# 42508
23 Sep 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Learning to make granola bars is a worthy skill, because granola bars are so tasty and so handy! You can just keep a few in your handbag and munch on them when you are hungry. However, whenever we buy commercial brands, we are always doubtful about the health quotient and quality of ingredients ....
Tomato Raita
Recipe# 41316
07 Aug 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
From North to South, Tomato Raita is a popular accompaniment all over the country. Two tangy ingredients – tomatoes and curds – come together in this super-easy recipe, which requires no cooking. Seasoned with a dash of spice powders and salt, the Tomato Raita is indeed a tongue-tickling accompa ....
Onion Raita, Pyaz ka Raita
Recipe# 41402
07 Aug 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
This is a must-know, must-try recipe even for those who have just started out on the path of cooking! Onion Raita, a delectable combination of onions and curds spiced gently with green chillies and cumin seeds powder, is a fabulous combination for just about any Indian dish, be it a
Palak Raita with Onions and Tomatoes
Recipe# 41222
07 Aug 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The Palak Raita with Onions and Tomatoes is a vibrant gastronomic treat, that is visually very appealing too. The bowl features a splash of colours like green and red, and a burst of flavours from black salt, onions and tomatoes. The raita is so simple to make, yet tastes very refreshing. It has ....
Hummus, Lebanese Dip
Recipe# 22719
24 Jul 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Hummus, the famous traditional Lebanese spread, has a creamy chickpea texture. It tastes fantastic when served as apart of a mezze platter with Pita Bread or ve ....
Spinach Hummus with Cucumber Sticks ( Tiffin Treats)
Recipe# 40347
01 Jul 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Imagine packing a nice, satiating dip in your kids’ snack box. Along with something refreshing like cucumber or carrot sticks, it would transform their break into a very jolly and relaxing time. The Spinach Hummus is the perfect choice for this, because it is colourful, healthy and filling too as it ....
Spicy Garlic Hummus
Recipe# 41552
01 Jul 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Hummus is an ever-popular Mediterranean dip made of chick peas, garlic, olive oil and other ingredients. This is a spicy variant of the same, spiked up with red chilli paste. Curd gives the Spicy Garlic Hummus a creamy texture and tangy flavour, which complements the other ingredients beautifull ....
Kale Angoor ka Raita
Recipe# 6485
29 Jun 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
If you like to treat your palate to novel flavours, then you are sure to love this Kale Angoor ka Raita. Made with a rare combination of chopped black grapes and whisked curds, this raita is made all the more tantalising by the addition of appropriate spice powders and black salt. Choose ripe yet fi ....
Mango Raita
Recipe# 41687
27 Jun 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
A tongue-tickling raita that you must try in the mango season. The flavour of mangoes combines beautifully with the pleasant taste and creaminess of fresh curds. Slightly sweetened and tinged with cardamom, the Mango Raita tastes heavenly. Make sure the curd is fresh and not sour, or it will spoil t ....
Rocket Leaves, Zucchini Red Pumpkin Healthy Lunch Salad
Recipe# 42373
26 Jun 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Juicy zucchini and scrumptious red pumpkin cubes are tossed together with mushrooms and sea salt, to make a delicious and filling salad. Vibrant rocket leaves and succulent feta cheese add to the goodness of this lunch salad, while a tongue-tickling dressing with herbs and garlic adds to the fun ....
Masoor, Beets, Zucchini , Peppers Lunch Salad,  Healthy Veg One Dish Meal
Recipe# 42285
26 Jun 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Get set for an exhilarating medley of colours, flavours and textures! Your meal gets healthier when you bring more colours to the table as colourful veggies are loaded with antioxidants. That’s just what’s been done in this awesome Masoor, Beets, Zucchini, Peppers Lunch Salad. The fact that ....
Avocado, Broccoli and Bellpepper Lunch Salad
Recipe# 42254
13 Jun 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A dashingly colourful salad with a very high feel-good factor, just perfect to pack for lunch ! The Avocado, Broccoli and Bell Pepper Lunch Salad has a splash of various colours, textures and flavours ranging from the creaminess of avocadoes ....
Mixed Sprouts Beetroot Healthy Lunch Veg Salad
Recipe# 42188
15 Apr 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Get ready to lose yourself in a symphony of flavours and textures! The Mixed Sprouts Beetroot Healthy Lunch Veg Salad is like a meal in a bowl, with a perfect blend of nutritious and tasty ingredients – from sprouts and kabuli chana to juicy tomatoes and crunchy lettuce, not to forget sweet beets an ....
Antioxidant, Protein Rich Healthy Lunch Salad
Recipe# 42207
04 Apr 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This is a crunchy, colourful and healthy salad that you can have any time, and even carry to work in the lunch box! Coloured capsicum, onion and lettuce are loaded with antioxidants, which help build our immune system and fight various diseases. Their peppy flavour and crunchy texture also help ....
Chawli, Rajma and Chick Pea Healthy Salad
Recipe# 379
25 Mar 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Ready in a whiz, this healthful and refreshing salad is a great addition to your meal. Serve it as it is, stuff it into a bun, or roll it in a chapati, and voila you have a tasty meal ready in minutes. With the goodness of three beans, crunchy spring onions and tangy tomatoes, not to forget a peppy ....
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