Did you know that increasing your intake of foods rich in the healthy Omega fat, Omega-3, can help your cells function properly and reduce the amount of inflammation in the body? They also can help lower triglycerides and increase HDL cholesterol (good cholesterol). They may also act to prevent blood from clotting, as well as helping to lower high blood pressure.
A recent article published online by US News gave some great ways to increase Omega-3 rich foods in your everyday diet:
- Eat fish a few times a week! Salmon and trout have over 1000 mg per serving. Even tuna can provide more than 150 mg/serving.
- Eat fatty fish like herring and mackerel.
- Certain oils can also do a body good, including coconut oil. And, it tastes just like coconut!
- Flaxseed oil is great!
- Kidney and pinto beans are high in Omega-3.
- Nuts, especially walnuts and flaxseeds.
- Fresh and sautéed spinach.
- Winter squash is high in Omega-3.
- Add broccoli and cauliflower to your meals.
- Grass fed beef and buffalo are also high in Omega-3 fatty acids, for our meat eaters out there.
- Quality nutritional supplements are appropriate!
So, you can eat yourself sick or you can eat yourself healthy. Make smart dietary choices that contribute to your health. That’s what having a healthy lifestyle is all about. Enjoy!