I’ve spend a good deal of time listening to experts and reading about Omega 3s. So much so, that I feel compelled to share it once again with all of you. Here’s what I’ve learned:
Omega-3 fatty acids are considered essential fatty acids: They are necessary for our bodies, however the human body cannot produce them. The only way to get them is through your what you eat or supplements.
1. Omega 3s have been scientifically proven to to make a difference in the following: (according to The Mayo Clinic)
Coronary heart disease – Evidence suggests that people who have low levels of EPA and DHA may have a higher risk of coronary heart disease and heart failure.
High blood pressure – Many studies report that omega-3 fatty acids may help reduce blood pressure.
Hyperlipidemia (triglyceride lowering) – There is strong scientific evidence that omega-3 fatty acids from fish or fish oil supplements can significantly reduce triglyceride levels.
Rheumatoid arthritis – Many studies report improvements in morning stiffness and joint tenderness with regular intake of fish oil supplements for up to three months.
Secondary cardiovascular disease prevention (fish oil / EPA plus DHA) – Fish oil has been studied for use in protecting people who have had past heart problems from new ones, such as heart attack or sudden death.
2. Not all sources of Omega 3s are the same
Omega-3 fatty acids can be found in fish, such as salmon, tuna, and halibut, other seafood including algae and krill, some plants, and nut oils. However, ALA found in nuts and plants, are not as efficiently processed by our bodies or have the same health benefits of DHA and EPA found in fish, marine sources and dairy and eggs. According to the DHA-EPA Omega Institute “DIETARY SOURCES OF OMEGA-3 FATTY ACIDS” table.
3. Even if you eat fish weekly, you are not likely to be getting the proper dose of Omega 3 in your diet
To get 660mg of DHA & 270 mg of EPA (the recommended balance of 2:1 between the two types and the recommended dosage according our manufacturer – The FDA recommends not to exceed 2000mg a day.) you would need to consume the following:
84 oz Tilapia 18 oz Cod 12 oz Catfish 10 Sardines 10 oz Tuna 6 oz Trout 18 oz Haddock
3 oz Salmon 21 oz of Lobster 31 oz Clams 21 oz Scallops
4. My friends kids will take Omega 3 if they taste great!
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Time and time again and I amazed at the response and excited I receive when I share the Omega 3 smoothie my daughter loves. She calls it her brain food and it really does taste just like a Jamba Juice. We had a tasting with a bunch of friends and colleagues and it was fun to see how they loved the taste and who liked which flavor best. The best was hearing how my friend’s son’s teacher called her to say her son was much more focused in school.
Frankly, I want everyone I love to have Omega 3s in their diet. I especially want them to taste the one I think works best. Vitality Omega 3 Creme Delight by Melaleuca.