Why Omega-3s Are Good for You
This Week's Tips
About three 3 oz. servings a week of omega-3-rich salmon or trout should do the trick. Omega-3 fatty acids in fish help prevent clogged arteries and heart disease, and drop the risk for dementia and even some cancers. Try this recipe for Garlic-Roasted Salmon & Brussels Sprouts from EatingWell.
There's more. Omega-3s can also do the following:
- Lubricate muscles
- Promote fertility
- Lower blood pressure
- Protect vision
- Ease pain
- Reduce the inflammation of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
- Promote weight loss
- Enhance mood
Try this Strawberry, Melon & Avocado Salad from EatingWell.
A Better Supplement Option
Speaking of supplements, we choose algae-based omega-3 supplements. (If you get them in 300 mg capsules, you'll take three a day.) We like them because they avoid the potential toxins, such as mercury and polychlorinated biphenyls, that can be found in fish-derived oils. They also deliver plenty of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) -- one form of omega-3 that readily converts into the other: eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA). Improve your colon health with this oil that's high in omega-3s.
There's nothing fishy here. It's plain and simple: Get your DHA omega-3s! Find out how omega-3s protect your brain.