Essential Healthy Fats

Let’s talk a bit about the other critical Omega’s outside of the standard Omega 3.

Omega 5 is found in Pomegranates. It is one of the most potent antioxidants known to modern science, at least six times more potent than grape seed extract.  It is a high-energy molecule that interferes with the production of inflammatory prostaglandins and leukotrienes that cause disease. It mimicks the behavior of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like aspirin,  but without the side effects. Omega 5 helps repair damaged cells and also controls and regulates glucose transport at the cell membrane level, making it very useful for individuals with insulin sensitivity. Also has a significant effect on human electromagnetic field, increasing it by as much as 40-50 feet. Supports eczema, hormonal imbalance, cardiovascular disease and various forms of cancer.

Checkout this Study showing that Omega 5 can inhibit the spread of breast cancer


Omega 7 can be fond in Sea Buckthorn Berries. It can reduce the risk of type II diabetes, prevent the buildup of atherosclerotic plaque, increase beneficial HDL and lower and inflammation marker called C-reactive protein, which relates to an increase in risk for a heart attack and stroke. Omega 7 suppresses the production of new fat molecules, especially those fats that damage tissue and raise cardiovascular risk. Additionally, it fights against Metabolic Syndrome which encompasses:

  • Elevated glucose and insulin resistance
  • Lipid disturbances (high triglycerides and low HDL cholesterol)
  • High blood pressure
  • Central obesity
  • Chronic inflammation


Omega 9 can help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke. Studies have shown to increase HDL cholesterol and decrease LDL cholesterol; reduces inflammation, boosts immune system and can also increase energy. It improves absorption of other vitamins, can help with cognitive related diseases such as Alzheimers, and prevents the hardening of arteries.
Omega 9 can be found in



The impacts of these together can support:

  • Brain Health
  • Eye Health
  • Heart Health
  • Joint Health
  • Mood

While I feel like I eat well and do my best to get in alot of plants each day, I know that I am not regularly consuming each of these Omegas that my body needs to function appropriately. I am so grateful that I can get them in all in their whole food form at once easily!

Learn more here about how you can also get in Omegas 3, 5. 6. 7. 9 easily and all at once!


Melanie Schmidt is a Certified Health Coach (from IIN and AAP) and mom of 3 small children that is passionate about supporting and empowering women in achieving a healthy lifestyle that fosters joy, presence, energy and optimal physical and emotional health. Melanie believes that incorporating more whole foods, physical activity, practicing simple mindfulness techniques and doing what gives us joy can be foundational to our health and wellbeing.  As a mom of 3 small children, Melanie understands the demands of family life, career, making regular healthy meals, weaving in self care, along with the daily challenge to create life balance. These reasons and challenges are why Melanie is passionate about supporting and partnering with women at any life stage to support them in meeting personal and family wellness lifestyle goals.

 Food 4 Thought does not intend to dispense medical advice and should not be considered medical advice or counsel. If you have a question about your health or the health of your child please consult your physician. The stories and information here are anecdotal and of personal opinion only and should not be used as a substitute for medical help.

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