Omega-3 Fatty Acids

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Omega 3’s are one of the healthiest fats required for healthy functioning of the brain, the heart, the eyes and healthy functioning for the central nervous system.

Why are Omega 3’s goods for you?

– They are great for brain health

– Helps reduce inflammation throughout the body

– Helps prevent cancer cell growth

– Keeps yours blood from excessive clotting

– Reduces the risk of being obese

– Helps improve the body respond better to insulin by stimulating the secretion of leptin, which is a hormone that helps regulate the metabolism, food intake and body weight.

 

What are symptoms that may occur when not enough Omega 3’s are eaten.

– Dry and flaky skin

– Fatigue

– Brittle hair and nails

– Uneven/ dehydrated patchy skin

– Constipation

– Frequent occurrence of the flu

– Poor concentration

– Depression

– Joint pain

– Lack of physical endurance

When is it a good idea to eat a higher intake of Omega 3’s?

–  Joint pain

– Depression

– Dry and itchy skin

– When feeling fatigued

– Finding it hard to concentrate

– Type 2 Diabetes

– Cardiovascular Disease

– Damage/Weak hair and nails

 

Foods that contain omega 3’s

      Food Serving Size    Calories Daily Value(%) Nutrient Density 
Flaxseeds/Oil 2 TBS

75

132.9

32

Walnuts 1/4 cup

164

94.59

10.4

Salmon 113 grams

245

61.24

4.5

Sardines 90 grams

188

55.8

5.4

Grass-fed Beef 113 grams

175

45.81

4.6

Soybeans 1 cup cooked

295

42.95

2.6

Scallops 113 grams

127

17

2.5

Shrimp 113 grams

112

15.4

2.6

Tofu 113 grams

86

15

3

Tuna 113 grams

156

13.75

1.5

Cod 113 grams

119

13.33

2

Spinach 1 cup cooked

38

7.05

3.1

Kale 1 cup cooked

32

5.4

3.7

Romaine Lettuce 2 cups

15

4.6

5.1

Strawberries 1 cup

45

3.75

1.5

Brussel Sprouts 1 cup raw

37

3.75

1.9

Green Beans 1 cup raw

30

2.9

1.7

 

Health conditions that can be helped by Omega 3’s

Omega 3 fatty acids can help with the prevention or reduction of these health conditions.

– Alzheimers Disease

– Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

– Asthma

– Bipolar

– Cancer

– Cardiovascular Disease

– Depression

– Diabetes

– Eczema

– High Blood Pressure

– Migraine Headaches

– Multiple sclerosis

– Obesity

– Osteoporosis

that’s to name a few. Omega 3’s does wonders for the brain, body and skin no wonder they are miracle workers. Get on the band wagon and top up on some Omega 3’s, there’s nothing to lose. Leave a comment below to how you like to have your daily Omega 3’s 😀

 

 

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