FOUR FAB WAYS TO GET YOUR OMEGA 3sBy Agenda Magazine | January 17th, 2013 | Category: Fitness Couture, Health, Nutrition | Comments Off on FOUR FAB WAYS TO GET YOUR OMEGA 3s
By: Jo Michelle Brown: (Agenda Magazine Contributor)
Omega-3 fatty acids are virtually a household term these days. An increasing number of people are looking for more effective ways to incorporate the life-changing component into their everyday diets. The benefits of Omega 3s include weight loss, heart health, anti aging, and even breast-cancer prevention; getting your daily dose of Omega-3 fatty acids is important if you want to achieve exemplary overall health.
The National Institutes of Health recently recommended people consume at least 2% of their total daily calories as omega-3 fats. This simply translates to two grams of omega-3 fats per day for a person consuming 2000 calories. Some nutrition experts even recommend consuming up to four grams.
Here are some of the best ways to get your Omega 3s:
Food & Diet
This is likely the best and most natural way to incorporate Omega-3s. Research on the sources of Omega-3 shows that Salmon, Tuna, beans, nuts, seeds, spinach, and broccoli contain the popular Omega-3 nutrient.
Fish Oil Capsules
Fish oil capsules are still a very popular way for people to get their daily intake of Omega-3 because some contain such a high dose per capsule. Some brands can deliver up to 1,200 mg of omega-3 per dose.
Another way to get your omegas is to simply add it to everyday foods. Ingredients like flax seed oil, fish oil can be used like any ingredient to give food an Omega-3 boost.
Believe it or not, good old fashioned Canola Oil is a great source of Omega-3s. It’s less expensive than Olive Oil, and can withstand higher cooking temperatures. Canola oil contains 1,300 mg of Omega-3s per tablespoon. Add it to your regular cooking (more than olive oil), but both make excellent choices for increasing your consumption of the Omega-3 nutrient.