Of the 20 or so edible fatty acids, only omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids cannot be synthesized by the body.
The richest dietary sources of omega-3 fatty acids are from marine sources, fish oil supplements, and selected vegetable oils like flaxseed (57% omega-3 fatty acids), canola (11% omega-3 fatty acids), and soybean (8% omega-3 fatty acids).
Recent studies has shown that a more balanced intake of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids makes less inflammatory and less immunosuppressive eicosanoids.
Fish consumption, although an excellent source of both DHA and EPA, may contain mercury contamination and should therefore be limited to 2, 6-ounce, low-mercury seafood servings a week, such as shrimp, salmon, pollock, catfish, scallops, and sardines.
omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to have antiinflammatory effects.
Fish-oil supplements are a major source of EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids.
Epidemiologic studies of other hormone-dependent conditions showed that dietary fat is associated with increased risk of endometriosis (trans fat) and cancers of the endometrium, prostate, and ovary.
It takes a healthy egg plus a healthy sperm to create a healthy baby: what you need to optimum egg and sperm quality are omega 3 from FISH oils (high DHA:EPA ratio is best) not seeds or plants.
Fats compete for absorption so it is very important to be taking the right ratioed fats.
Focus only on omega 3 for optimum egg and sperm quality because the rest you will get in the fertility healthy diet and meal plans that we prescribe.