Omega 3 Weight Loss
What are the benefits of Omega-3 Fatty Acids?
Omega 3 weight loss – Omega-3 fatty acids are essential fats found in fish and in plant based foods in the form of DHA, EPA and ALA (Alpha Linolenic Acid.)
By stabilizing your blood sugar levels and reducing the insulin in your blood, your body’s ability to convert fat into energy is increased making it easier to metabolize fat.
Omega-3 fatty acids help fight inflammation, reduce blood cholesterol, and boost cellular energy. Research has shown that Omega-3 fatty acids could also improve heart health, mental health, and eye health by reducing age related macular degeneration.
- Fatty Fish – Wild Salmon contains the best ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 fatty acids. Sardines, tuna, halibut and mackerel are also good choices.
- Nuts- Almonds, hazelnuts, macadamia nuts, peanuts, pecans, pistachio and walnuts. Walnuts are the nuts richest in omega 3 fatty acids. They also contain the most antioxidants of all nuts, which help protect your body from cellular damage that contributes to heart disease, cancer, and premature aging. In addition, walnuts contain manganese which can help reduce the symptoms of PMS!
- Flax Seeds -The lignans in flaxseed hulls also help control blood sugar and insulin, reduce the risk of diabetes and certain cancers such as breast and prostate, and improve gastrointestinal health.
- Pumpkin Seeds – Pumpkin seeds contain most of the B vitamins, as well as C, D, E, and K. They also contain calcium, potassium, manganese, magnesium, zinc and phosphorous. Pumpkin seeds are also an excellent source of Phytosterols and Tryptophan. Pumpkin seeds may also promote prostate health.
- Dark Leafy Green Vegetables – Kale, spinach, arugula and escarole. Typically low in calories and fat, dark leafy greens are helpful in reducing the risk of cancer and heart disease. They are also high in dietary fiber, and rich in folic acid, vitamin C, potassium and magnesium, as well as containing phytochemicals, such as lutein, beta-cryptoxanthin, zeaxanthin, and beta-carotene.
- Olive Oil – Olive oil is rich in vitamins A, B-1, B-2, C, D, and Iron. It has been shown to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, help maintain digestive tract health, lower cholesterol, reduce inflammation and the risk of colon cancer.
- Avoados – Avocados are high in vitamin E, the antioxidant glutathione; fights aging, cancer, and heart disease., folate; helps protect against strokes, lutein; protects against macular degeneration, oleic acid; which has been shown to prevent breast cancer. Avocados have also been shown inhibit the growth of prostate cancer.
How much Omega-3 do you need?
But even with all these healthy omega-3 foods to choose from most people don’t get enough from their diets and need to rely on other omega-3 sources, such as fish or krill oil supplements to get the recommended daily amount.
According to The Dr. Oz Show “Getting a daily dose of of DHA (600 to 1000 mg) from supplements is preferable to reap the health benefits. You have a choice of taking a fish oil supplement or one derived from algae or krill, a shrimp-like crustacean.”
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