By Julia MacPhee C.H.N.C., Pn1, FitNutrition Consulting, www.fitnutrition.ca

Contrary to popular myth, our bodies need fat- but not any fat-the right kind of fat.

Meet the super star of our new wellness department! Omega 3 supplement.

Omega 3 is a type of Essential Fatty Acid (EFA) required for many functions in our body. It cannot be made by the body and must be supplied through diet.

Every living cell in the body requires Essential Fatty Acids. They are essential in rebuilding and producing new cells, improving skin and hair, reducing blood pressure, aiding in prevention of arthritis, lowering cholesterol levels, and reducing the risk of blood clot formation.

Omega 3 is essential for proper function of the brain; it enhances learning ability and memory.

It is beneficial for heart health, helps relief eczema and psoriasis.

Omega 3 is found in fresh deep-water fish, fish oil supplements, walnuts and flax.

Scientists recommend that we try to increase our consumption of Omega 3 to fight inflammation.

Stop by The Bownesian Grocer to get your Omegas. We carry three types of Omega 3 supplements: Capsules, Liquid and the plant-based option for our plant based customers.

Please stop by to speak to one of our wellness advisors to learn more.