January 30, 2020 2 min read

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Did you know that when it comes to essential nutrients, few have been studied as thoroughly as omega-3 fatty acids?

 

Hugely important to overall health and wellness, your body requires these healthy fats to function properly and preserve good health, both in youth and old age.

 

Omega-3 fatty acids play various crucial roles within your body and have been shown to deliver a long list of health rewards when consumed regularly.


What Are Omega-3’s?


Omega-3 fatty acids are a family of beneficial polyunsaturated fats that help nourish and lubricate every part of your body from within. Since your body cannot produce them naturally, they must be obtained through food or supplement sources.


Benefits of Omega-3 Fatty Acids
 

1.  May Help Promote Heart Health
4.  May Help Naturally Boost Mood
5.  May Protect Eye Health & Healthy Liver Function
7.  Can Help Boost Skin’s Appearance
8.  May Help Protect Cognitive Health & Mental Clarity
9.  May Help Promote Better Sleep
10. May Help With Menstrual Pain
 

Some Common Symptoms of Omega-3 Deficiency

✧  Short attention span and low focus
✧ Mood swings or low mood
✧  Excessive thirst
✧  Dry, brittle hair and flaky scalp
✧  Weak, brittle nails
✧  Difficulty falling or staying asleep
✧  Dry, bumpy, or rough skin
✧  Poor general health



If you are experiencing any of these symptoms or worry that you may be lacking omega-3’s in your diet, it’s always best to speak to a medical professional for a proper diagnosis before starting a supplement routine, especially as it pertains to preexisting conditions or medications.

 

Many lifestyle factors, such as smoking, alcohol consumption, stress, and diabetes, can all affect your body's metabolism of healthy fats.



Which Foods Contain The Most Omega-3’s?

 

The foods that contain the highest amounts of natural omega-3 fatty acids include:

  • Salmon, sardines, anchovies, oysters, herring, soybeans, fish oils, flax seeds, chia seeds, flaxseed oil, and walnuts.


Since the majority of people could use more omega-3’s in their diet (especially those who don't eat much fish), a high quality fish oil dietary supplement is often recommended. 
These supplements are affordable, easy to find, and can have big health benefits when taken consistently.

 

Whereas many nutritional supplements still have a long way to go when it comes to scientific research, the benefits of omega-3 fatty acids are well-established in scientific and medical studies.



HOW DO YOU GET YOUR OMEGA-3 FATTY ACIDS? GIVE US A SHOUT IN THE COMMENTS BELOW!

AND REMEMBER...


IT'S ABOUT YOU. IT'S ABOUT YOUR HEALTH. IT'S ABOUT RECONNECTING.

 

All the best,


1 Response

Debbie Denholm
Debbie Denholm

April 29, 2020

I thought it was also for the Brain.

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