Do you eat at least 2 servings of fatty fish EVERY Week? I know I don’t! If you’re in the same boat as me you may be deficient in a very important part of your diet, Omega-3.
Omega-3 is considered a necessary fatty acid, although our bodies do not create Omega-3. In order to receive the proper amount of Omega-3 we must put it into our diet. This fatty acid can be found in nut oils, some plants, and cold water fish such as halibut, tuna, and salmon. As I mentioned above the American Heart Association recommends that you eat about 2 servings of fatty fish a week in order to maintain the recommended amount of Omega-3 in your diet.
So what’s so great about this fatty acid? Omega-3 is essential for development and brain function. It also helps prevent heart disease, cancer, arthritis, and high cholesterol. When a person is experiencing a deficiency in this fatty acid they may experience mood swings, depression, poor memory, dry skin, heart problems, fatigue, or even poor circulation.
If you don’t think that you are receiving enough Omega-3 in your diet, and you don’t like fish enough to eat it regularly. You should consider purchasing fish oil supplements that contain Omega-3. DO NOT just go and buy them from your local grocery store. If you are taking a supplement and it makes you burp and leaves a fishy taste in your mouth it has gone bad! First you must figure out the proper dosage for you with the diet you have then find a supplement that is properly manufactured in a way that removes toxins. Make sure what you are putting into your body is pure fish oil. It is crucial that you fuel yourself with natural foods and vitamins so that you are able to live your life to the fullest.
“Omega-3 Fatty Acids.” University of Maryland Medical Center. American Accreditation HealthCare Commission, 24 June 2013. Web. 03 June 2015.