Olive oil is extracted from olives. These oils have a mild flavor and are most often used for cooking and baking. Olive oil can be bought at major supermarkets or online. For more information on olive oil, click here.
OMEGA-3 FATTY ACIDS
Omega-3 fatty acids are essential fatty acids. The human body is unable to produce them, so they must be ingested through foods. They are most commonly found in fish, but can also be found in seaweed, krill, and certain plants and nuts. The main function of these fatty acids in the human body is to aid in brain function and development. Omega-3 fatty acids have also been found to have many health benefits. For more information on omega-3 fatty acids, click here.
OMEGA-6 FATTY ACIDS
Omega-6 fatty acids are also essential fatty acids that the human body is unable to produce, so they must be ingested through food. When eaten in moderation, foods containing omega-6 fatty acids are considered healthful. An excess of omega-6 fatty acids, however, has been shown to have detrimental health effects. For more information on omega-6 fatty acids, click here.
Omnivores are animals that can eat both plants and other animals. Humans are omnivores and can process both animal products and most plants. For more information on omnivores, click here.
Organic means that the food was grown without the intervention of modern science, meaning with no pesticides, GMOs, fertilizers, or antibiotics. There are different levels of organic, with “100% organic” being totally organic, “organic” being at least 95% organic, and “made with organic materials” being at least 70% organic. Organic foods are widely available as an alternative to chemically treated foods in supermarkets, specialty stores, and online. For more information on organic foods, click here.