Thursday, July 8, 2010

Get More Omega-3 in Your Diet

Omega-3 fatty acids can do a lot for your body. Omega-3 fatty acids can reduce inflammation, keep your blood from clotting excessively, lower the amount of lipids circulating in the bloodstream, reduce the risk of becoming obese and improve the body's ability to respond to insulin. These fatty acids also help prevent cancer cell growth. Introduce more omega-3 fatty acids in your diet with these tips:

1. Eat more fish.
Oily fish, that is. Salmon, sardines, and tuna are your best bets. These lean protein sources are rich in omega-3 fatty acids. They are also very versatile and easy to prepare. Include fish in your salad, pan fry or grill it for your main course, or hit it with tomato sauce for an easy pasta sauce.

2. Gobble whole grains.
Whole grain is good for you for fiber. But whole grain flaxseed is even better because it's loaded with omega-3. Mix it with your yogurt, top your cereal with it, or eat it as a snack to boost omega-3 intake.

3. Go nuts.
Walnuts are a great source of omega-3 fatty acid. Coat your fish in them, eat them as a snack, toss them into salads, or turn them into desserts.

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  1. We keep a big basket of walnuts (in the shell) on the counter for snacks... Very handy, and having to shell them keeps us from gobbling to many

  2. all of people need omega-3 to healthy. thanks for the tips, how get omega-3 on our diet. Your post very informative and useful. Thanks.