Omega-6 fatty acids are very important for the brain and play a key role in its growth and development. This unsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) is also effective in regulating sleep. Omega-6 stimulates skin and hair growth, maintains bone health, helps regulate metabolism, maintains a healthy reproductive system and reduces pain, treats rheumatoid arthritis, lowers blood pressure and reduces the risk of heart disease.
Foods rich in omega 6 include; Grape seed oil, sunflower oil, corn oil, walnut oil, soybean oil and sesame oil.
Complications of omega-6 deficiency include dry skin, premature birth, heart problems, extreme fatigue, and an increased incidence of inflammatory diseases.