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The low-down on Omega 3

29 Jan

Fad is a part of our human habit I suppose.  We do want to live healthy  and to live as long as possible and capitalists prey on our desire for longevity and keep packaging stuff for us to eat or drink with the promise of living longer, healthier lives. The truth is a lot of the things they package can be found in ordinary foods. What we need to do is to eat a balanced diet.

Take Omega 3 for example, ever since research showed that this substance is good for health, we now find it in milk, egg, candies, cereals, cheese, breads and everything and these products put an extra dent in our pocket books. We do not have to eat foods in this discrete manner. The best way to eat anything is to eat it in its natural state because it is not the only nutrient that will be found in the product. When we eat products in their natural state instead of taking them out and feeding them to us separately, we lose some of the benefits that the other nutrients provide that probably make the

You want more omega 3 don’t pay extra for eggs and milk, just buy flax seed and add to your foods, drink and milk. It will cost less and may be better for you. Other foods you can choose from include, tofu, sardines, trout, walnuts, tuna, salmon etc.  Include these in your diet and perhaps take a multivitamin tablet.

You will he healthier and you will save money as well. Forget about these high-priced alternatives that will tell you their products are pure and unpolluted and scare you about mercury in your fish.  These people have a vested interest in selling you their products. They are out to make money on your fears. Stick to a balanced diet.

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Omega 3 is good for you

31 Dec

Omega-3-enriched eggs offer yet another way to enjoy the benefit of these “good,” polyunsaturated fats. Omega-3-enriched eggs are produced by varying the diet of the laying hens to include more flaxseed, which is an excellent plant-based source of omega-3s. These are found in growing numbers at your local supermarket. Yes omega-3-enriched products are gaining in popularity, including not only eggs but also milk, butter, breads, and cereals. Despite this recent trend, the most effective source of omega-3s is fish oil, including cold-water fatty fish such as herring, salmon, and sardines. (Pregnant women should avoid species that contain high levels of mercury, such as tuna, mackerel, and swordfish.) That’s because the omega-3s derived from plant sources differ from those derived from fish oils – and offer fewer known benefits. (However, along with flaxseed, good plant-based sources include dark, leafy greens, walnuts, and canola oil.) Dietitians  recommend eating fish at least twice a week. The specific omega-3s found in fish and fish oil have been found to have many heart-health benefits, including anti-inflammatory and anticlotting properties, and the ability to lower triglycerides. These fatty acids may also reduce the risks and symptoms of other conditions, including diabetes, stroke, rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, some cancers, and more. In addition to eating the South Beach Diet way, taking a fish oil supplement is a great way to ensure that you’re getting the omega-3s you need. This is especially true if you are not eating fish twice a week, and if you have high triglycerides. Check with your doctor to see what’s right for you.

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