We hear about Omega 3 and it’s importance to good health everywhere. TV, radio, magazines. There are so many supplements on the market from countless companies.
Now let me ask you, how much fun are you going to have taking one of those capsules or guzzling down one of those drinks? Also how much cash are you going to pay for them?
Now wouldn’t real food be more fun! Especially when your sharing a meal with people you care about. I know many will say “I just don’t have time for all that slicing and dicing.” Foods high in Omega 3 Fatty Acids abound. You maybe surprised how quick and easy they are to make and even add to your current menu.
Lets speak of salads for a second. We all enjoy the crispy crunch of Iceberg Lettuce and it has great nutritional value. By adding some of the leafy greens we can up the omega 3 punch to it. Making your own vinaigrette with olive oil, of course, basil, oregano, marjoram, mustard and flax seed increase the Omega 3 Fatty Acids intake. Lettuce can offer you more of the omega 3 than those expensive fish oil tablets.
Fish, especially salmon, are high in the fatty acid. This also includes Cod, which I love, Tuna, Herring, Anchovies and others.
Tofu is something I have not tried yet. They say it takes on the flavor of whatever you cook it with.
Seed and Nuts, especially walnuts. Have you ever used Flax Seed Flour? It’s easy to incorporate a portion of flax seed flour to your favorite cake and cookie recipes.
I enjoy salmon at least once a week. It’s not one of my favorite fish but experimenting a little I enjoy it more and more. I always buy wild caught fish. The farmed raised are pumped full of antibiotics and hormones. Grandma would make salmon patties that were good. I discovered Capers a few years ago and they go great with all kinds of fish. Capers are also full of anti-oxidants and vitamins. I add then to my tuna fish salad.
Capers also work with chicken and vegetables.
I have a mild case of Diabetes and find eating a filet of salmon lowers my blood sugar quickly.
There are symptoms of Omega 3 deficiency. Depression and mood swings. Also including fatigue, poor memory, dry skin, heart problems, and poor circulation.
- WebMD Omega-3 Fatty Acids Fact Sheet
- Free report on Omega 3
- Foods highest in Total Omega-3 fatty acids from Self Nutrition Data.com
- Healthy Salmon, Tuna, Trout and Mussel Recipes
- Omega 3 lowers Inflammation (Eicosapentaenoic acid)
- Alpha-Linolenic acid found in vegetables and seeds
- WebMD Can Your Diet Help Relieve Rheumatoid Arthritis?