Protein and carbohydrates typically take most of the playing time in conversations about nutrition. That doesn’t mean that healthy fats are any less important though.
In fact, essential fatty acids (EFAs) play a vital role in supporting overall health, increasing nutrient absorption and the proper development of the brain and nervous system, all of which are important to baseball players.
"Essential" refers to the fact that our bodies cannot produce these fatty acids on their own. They must be obtained through diet or as a second option, through supplementation.
Omega-3s and Omega-6s, when in balance with one another, work together in blood clotting, immunity and inflammation.