Omega 6 is an essential fatty acid that our body can not make itself, therefore we have to get it through the diet. The most common form of Omega 6 is linoleic acid.
Our body cannot produce essential fatty acids such as Omega 6, therefore it is important to get it through food that is rich in Omega 6 to avoid deficiency of this important nutrient. The most common form of Omega 6 is linoleic acid. It is mainly found in vegetable oils, such as sunflower, sesame, and corn oil.
Many studies have shown that replacing saturated fats with unsaturated fats lower the bad cholesterol level in the blood. Omega 6 helps to keep up the normal cholesterol level in your blood and is important for children for their normal growth and development.