Omega-9 monounsaturated fatty acid exists both in vegetable and the animal kingdom. It is of the industrial importance and also a part of the most oils.
Omega-9 is often called olein acid, although this is only one kind of acid, elaidic acid, mead acid, erucic acid, nervonic acid also relates to it (with the same gross weight and lipid formulas).
They are produced in the human body from Omega-3 and Omega-6 acids, so when dieting they can be waived.
Omega-9 is the most useful monounsaturated fatty acid, which helps to lower cholesterol, protects the vascular walls and is essential for people with excess weight.
What is the difference between saturated and unsaturated fats?
Saturated fats that we get from the food of the animal origin (meat, milk, butter) increase the probability of diseases of the cardiovascular system, while unsaturated fats, on the contrary, are beneficial to the state of the vessels and reduce the probability of many serious diseases.
The benefits of Omega-9 for a person
- These acids reduce cholesterol
- Reduce the risk of heart attack
- Reduce inflammation
- Improve immunity
- Improve skin condition
- Reduce the risk of many types of cancer
Scientists from our country have proven the effectiveness of the oleic acid to fight cancer. They have extracted the acid from the hemp oil and used it to block the active gene of the cancer cells in the mammary gland.
Benefits for the skin
The average content of unsaturated fatty acids can help restore skin elasticity, as they affect the condition of blood vessels, and it affects the entire blood circulatory system and, of course, nutrition of the epidermis cells. In addition, along with the fats, many vitamins are better absorbed; this also applies to vitamin E, which is largely responsible for the skin condition.
Benefits of weight loss
The effect for the weight loss is achieved by fatty acids affecting the cell membranes, which improves absorption of nutrients and increased sensitivity to insulin, and results in a faster burning of the body fat. For those who want to lose weight, an example of the good nutrition will be vegetable salads dressed with olive oil.
How to take omega 9?
When is it necessary?
Doctors recommend taking more unsaturated fatty acids during psoriasis, arthritis, treatment of diseases of the heart and blood vessels, as well as during anti-inflammatory therapy. Omega-9 blocks the deposition of harmful substances, improves the condition of the blood vessels, so it is recommended to take this acid in case of the excess weight.
Which foods contain it?
Products that contain the highest amounts of monounsaturated fatty acids Omega-9
Olive oil (up to 80% of the volume), walnuts, peanuts, sunflower seeds, avocado and hazelnut contain the acid.
In case of the acid deficiency the food rich in Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids can be eaten, since the acid can be made of the preceding Omega-3 and Omega-6. It is primarily seafood, chia seeds, flax seeds and oat buds. The easiest way to obtain Omega-9 is from the vegetable oils, including sunflower, almond, soybean, canola, flax, corn and other oil. The oil can even be used for frying because the monounsaturated fats are stable and do not dissolute, even at high temperatures.
If you have acid deficiency you can feel weakness and fatigue, high blood pressure, problems with indigestion system, dry skin, brittle nails, permanent mouth and eyes dryness, pain in the joints and suppressed immunity. The most obvious symptom of a deficiency of Omega-9 is the dryness, which is rather expressed. Such symptom as a dryness is less common when you have other kind of deficiency. The acid deficiency does not lead to serious diseases.