6 Super Sources of Omega 3-s
Omega-3’s do a body good! These polyunsaturated fats, which play a crucial role in how your body’s cells function, have been shown to reduce harmful inflammation that could lead to heart disease, decrease triglyceride levels and blood pressure, and prevent fatal heart arrhythmias. Your body can’t produce omega-3s, though, so have to make sure you’re eating a diet that’s chock full of them. Not to worry though, it’s easy when the sources are this delicious! (1)
Here are our 6 favorite ways to load up on omega-3s:
Flaxseed: Just 2 tbsp of flaxseed can help you meet your daily needs. (2)
Wild Salmon: Boasts 1,060 mg of omega-3s per 3-ounce serving! (3)
Walnuts: 1/4 cup of walnuts contains about 91% of the daily value needed. (4)
Chia Seeds: The oil in the seeds contains more than 60% Omega-3s (5)
Spinach: One cup of boiled spinach has 10 percent of the daily requirement. (6)
Kale: The healthy balance of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids keep your body strong! (7)
- “8 Easy Ways to Load Up on Healthy Omega-3 Fats.” US News. U.S.News & World Report, 4 Apr. 2011. Web. http://health.usnews.com/health-news/diet-fitness/diet/articles/2011/04/14/8-easy-ways-to-load-up-on-healthy-omega-3-fats.
- “Flaxseed Health Benefits, Food Sources, Recipes, and Tips for Using It.” WebMD. WebMD, 2 July 2011. Web. http://www.webmd.com/diet/benefits-of-flaxseed.
- “Seafood with the Highest Amount of Omega-3 Fatty Acids.” Healthy Living Blog. 2012 Vita Foods Products, Inc, 23 Oct. 2013. Web. http://blog.vitafoodproducts.com/health-and-wellness/seafood-with-the-highest-amount-of-omega-3-fatty-acids/.
- “Walnuts for Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA).” LivingRheum. Living Rheum INC., 1 Feb. 2015. Web. http://www.livingrheum.com/2010/01/15/walnuts-for-rheumatoid-arthritis-ra-draft/http://www.livingrheum.com/2010/01/15/walnuts-for-rheumatoid-arthritis-ra-draft/.
- Ware, M. (2015, March 26). What are the health benefits of chia seeds? Retrieved from http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/291334.php
- “What’s New and Beneficial About Spinach.” Spinach. The George Mateljan Foundation. Web. 3 Oct. 2015. http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=43.
- Ware, M. (2015, June 1). Kale: Health Benefits, Uses and Risks. Retrieved August 3, 2015, from http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/270435.php