Omega 3s and You!
We have all heard about them. This is one thing mainstream nutrition actually has right. We need them. Here is a VERY basic primer on them. If you want more info click the links to continue reading on each subject. Post questions and thoughts to comments.
They are polyunsaturated fats that are referred to as essential fatty acids which means we cannot create them and we will die without them.
They help prevent hypertension, heart disease, stroke, arthritis, cancer and lower triglycerides for starters.
Where do I get them?
Fatty fish are by far the greatest source of omega 3 fatty acids (think wild salmon). You can only eat so much fish so consider a high quality fish oil supplement. Another way to significantly increase omega 3s in your diet is to make sure that any animal product you eat (beef, lamb chicken, dairy, eggs) are truly pasture raised. These sources are not as high as fish oil, but all of them together make up a significant portion of ones diet and can really add up. They also provide other nutrients that are not found in fish.
EPA and DHA come from animal sources of Omega 3. These are the types that our body needs. ALA comes from plant sources like flax. Your body can convert ALA to EPA and DHA, but not very efficiently, making animal sources of Omega 3 fatty acids preferable.
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