Omega 3 fatty acids are one of the most significant dietary additions you can make to your diet. They are backed by a wellspring of clinical research detailing the various ways that they support a well functioning body. Here are just a few of the many things that Omega 3’s will do for you.
- Reduce joint inflammation
- Increase your cardiovascular health
- Increase brain performance
- Help you lose weight
- Help symptoms of mental disorders such as Bipolar, OCD, etc.
- Help lower bad cholesterol.
- Stimulates the production of leptin, which helps regulate your body weight and metabolism.
Omega 3 fatty acids are primarily present in meat and certain grains. There are food sources of Omega 3’s but the easiest way to get them in your system is to simply take fish oil capsules or add flax seed to your food. My favorite is flax seed. Just add it to your cereal in the morning. You don’t really taste it. But if you do, it has a nice, nutty flavor.
Once cautionary note about storing Omega 3’s. It has a relatively short shelf life so make sure that you store it properly in a sealed container or it will go bad on you. Make sure also to buy reasonable quantities at a time. It may be tempting to buy that huge bag of flaxseed that is on sale but it will probably just go to waste. Store Your flaxseed or tablets in a sealed container in a dry, room temperature place.
Don’t want to take a pill or add flaxseed to your food? No problem. Here are some great food sources of Omega 3 fatty acids:
- Soybeans, navy beans, kidney beans
- Olive Oil
- Natural, free range eggs
Keep in mind that omega 3 fatty acids are now artificially added to a lot of foods, so make sure that you are on the lookout for labels that state Omega 3’s are present.