Sunday, January 11, 2015

Are You Eating Enough Omega-3 Fatty Acids?

Wellness Tip:

Omega-3 fatty acids are essential nutrients that are not manufactured by the body, but must be ingested through diet. Omega-3s are necessary for blood clotting, cell health support and reduced inflammation. Evidence suggests they prevent cardiovascular disease.

The average western diet is lopsided with Omega-6 fatty acids, which promote inflammation and compete with Omega-3s to metabolize.

Add 8-12 ounces of low-mercury fatty fish (Alaskan wild salmon, light tuna) weekly, plus walnuts, flaxseeds, chia seeds and olive oil—foods high in Omega-3s.

Your heart will thank you for it.

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