Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Health Benefits Galore - "Omega-3's"

What are omega-3's? They are natural fatty acids that are only found in certain foods such as tuna, salmon, rainbow trout, sardines, Atlantic mackerel, herring, brussel sprouts, walnuts, flax seeds, eggs and a few others. Research indicates that omega-3s may be better absorbed from food than supplements.

What conditions or symptoms indicate a need for more high omega-3 foods?

  • Depression
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Fatigue
  • Dry, itchy skin
  • Brittle hair and nails
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Joint pain
*I can't even begin to tell you how important it is to make sure we are getting enough of these nutrients to stay healthy and live a longer life.

There is way too much information on omega-3's to fit on this post, so please read the following link to learn more about them and why you should start adding these heart healthy foods and/or supplements to your daily diet.

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