The benefits of Omega 3 EPA DHA fish oil to our health is the single most important discovery of the last fifty years. The lack of fish in our diets replaced with an over-abundance of Omega 6 plant oils ALA, such as flaxseed oil, soybean, vegetable has created a health epidemic in America. From chronic inflammation to Alzheimers, to ten million prescriptions being written last year for children under the age of 12 with ADD or ADHD, the awareness of damage universally to health in America from the elimination of fish in our diets is shocking.
Food Manufacturers’ Misleading Labeling
What is even more shocking is our food manufacturers distorting and disregarding the harm caused to American health by mislabeling Omega 3 on their products when they’ve added more Omega 6 instead. And the trusting, unsuspecting American who hasn’t the time to delve into the confusing research jumps on the Omega 3 bandwagon buying products off the shelf hoping they purchased something good for their health. From Omega 3 eggs to Omega 3 bread, the addition of Omega 3 in their product is plant derived, the culprit. Little did the consumer know they just added more chronic inflammation to their bodies.
Center for Science In The Public Interest (CSPI)
“Research shows that omega-3s found only in fish and some plants are “good” fatty acids, and help prevent heart disease. But the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) says consumers are being hoodwinked when it comes to omega-3 eggs. These egg producers, egged on by their trade association, is brazenly putting omega-3 claims in big print on the front of the labels, knowing that that is a buzzword that will attract people,” says Michael Jacobson of the CSPI.
On Thursday the organization called on the FDA to enforce its own regulations and stop the egg industry from using what it calls misleading labels and advertising. “It’s like using filtered cigarettes to prevent cancer. It ain’t gonna happen. These eggs are loaded with cholesterol, which promotes heart disease,” Jacobson claims.
“It’s not just economic fraud, which it is, but it is a serious health problem,” Jacobson argues”.
The egg industry isn’t the only culprit of economic fraud. It is rampant throughout the food manufacturing industry and we’re falling for it. And the FDA and the USDA, the watch dogs for American health, tightly bound to the food manufacturers allows this to continue. Michael Jacobson calls it economic fraud – my feelings run more to gross injustice, unethical, and the single most damaging mislabeling of foods to American health. And now meats.
The USDA Gives Approval for Omega 3 Labeling On Meats
“Natural and Organic Food Group, Inc. (NOFG) announced today that the company has obtained USDA approval for a full line of Omega 3 DELI products under the PEI PORK brand. First to market, NOFG’S product portfolio include Omega 3 Hot Dogs, Omega 3 sliced and bulk Ham, Omega 3 Kielbasy, Omega 3 Bologna and Omega 3 Bacon all under the PEI PORK brand. In addition to the high Omega 3 content that has a perfect Healthy Balance™ ratio with Omega 6, the Omega 3 DELI line features NO MSG, GLUTEN FREE and NO FILLERS.”
“Our animals are fed a wholesome diet of primarily roasted soybeans and flaxseed which provide a flavorful culinary experience”. NOFG’S PEI PORK Omega 3 DELI products provide enough Omega 3 fatty acids to supply the FDA recommended daily allowance for a North American adult. Gary McGaghey cfo
Let’s Clear The Stage For The Truth
There are three essential fatty acids we must have in balance – ALA derived from plant oils, and EPA and DHA derived from fish oils. Flax seed oil, soybean oil, other vegetable oils, have so proliferated the American diet, the statistics show the ratios in our bodies are a shocking 20 plant oils to 1 (less than) fish oil. In the high Omega 3 content of this line of food, they have added high amounts of ALA (Omega 6) from flaxseed oil and soybean oil they proudly feed their animals for you to consume.
Medical communities from Harvard to UCLA to the National Institutes of Health, with scores in between, daily publish research and studies showing Omega 6 at the core of the health epidemic in America. Why? An over-abundance of ALA, in simple terms, produces arachidonic acid which begins a vicious cycle of chronic inflammation. And chronic inflammation is at the core of every disease we have.