Saturday, July 10, 2010

Day 51 - Omega-3 Deficiency

Healthy fats, Omega-3s, are found in green leaves and fish (because they eat green plants/phytoplankton and seaweed.) Read more in the Prevention Magazine article here. Today, we are eating fewer nutrient high green leaves and more seeds both in food and also meat we consume (cows are now fed on a diet of grain and soy rather than grass).

The American Heart Association recommends eating fish such as salmon, albacore tuna, and mackerel twice a week. Avoid farmed fish that may be fed corn and soy. Walnuts are also rich in a form of Omega-3 fatty acid.

Supplements can be taken, but it’s not recommended that you rely on supplements alone for Omega-3 in your diet. Make sure the supplements contain only Omega-3s and do not include Omega-6. These combination supplements may be labeled as “complete omega.”

Read more on the University of Maryland web site here

1 comment:

anne h said...

Chia seeds - have you tried them?
For Omega 3's.
Fish is good too.
Yay for Texas blogging people!
(Named Ann - or Anne)

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