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Why you need Omega 3’s

What are Omega-3 fats?

Omega- 3 fats are considered essential fats that our bodies cannot make, therefore, you must get them from food or supplementation.

Why do I need them?

Omega-3’s have been proven to combat depression and in some studies, were just as effective as the popular drug Prozac. Omega 3’s can also:

  1. Improve eye health
  2. Increase brain function
  3. Improve risk factors for heart disease
  4. Reduce symptoms of ADHD
  5. Fight inflammation
  6. Fight autoimmune disease
  7. Improve bone strength
  8. Improve joint health
  9. Reduce menstrual pain
  10. Improve sleep

Where can I get them?

Omega 3’s can be found in a variety of foods. Here is a list ranked by total of Omega 3’s present.

  1. Mackerel
  2. Salmon Fish Oil
  3. Cod Liver Oil
  4. Walnuts
  5. Chia Seeds
  6. Herring
  7. Salmon (wild-caught)
  8. Flaxseeds (ground)
  9. Tuna
  10. White Fish
  11. Sardines
  12. Hemp Seeds
  13. Anchovies
  14. Natto
  15. Egg Yolks

So how much do I really need?

There isn’t a standard recommendation for how many omega-3s we need each day. Suggestions range from 500 to 1,000 milligrams daily depending on whom you ask. I personally take 900 milligrams a day of a fish oil supplement so that I know for sure I am getting what I need. Having Fibromyalgia and arthritis, I don’t leave to chance what my body needs to prevail and therefore I believe in the power of supplementation in addition to eating non-gmo and organic.

So there you have it friends – a quick breakdown of why you need Omega 3’s. And, if you are like me and don’t eat fish every day, then I highly suggest finding a quality fish oil supplement.

 

With love and respect,

Mindy Joy

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