Sources of Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Everything you consume holds its own nutritional value. Whether you eat consciously or not, your body and your brain absorbs nutrients from the foods you choose. If you are health-centric, you may have a more diverse diet that consists of cruciferous vegetables, lean meats, seafood, and more. In order to have a well-balanced diet, you must get your equal shares of proteins, lipids, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, and water.

Within these sources of food, you will find specific nutrients that work together to fuel your brain, heart, and overall body. Specifically, omega-3 fatty acids work wonders for your eyes, hair, skin, heart, digestive system, liver, and so much more! Here are some sources of omega-3 fatty acids to improve your overall well-being.

Seafood

Omega-3 fatty acids provide numerous health benefits. They are healthy unsaturated fats that can be easily broken down into 3 types: ALA (alpha-linoleic acid), DHA (Docosahexanoic acid), and EPA (Eicosapentaenoic acid). When it comes to seafood and cold-water fish, you can find DHA omega-3 fatty acids within this category of food.

For example, mackerel are small, fatty fish that is typically smoked and eaten as fillets. They are incredibly nutritious, packed with vitamin B12 and selenium. Their omega-3 fatty acid content soars through the roof with 4,107 mg in one piece of salted mackerel. You can also load up on omega-3 fatty acids by eating salmon, herring, sardines, oysters, anchovies and caviar!

Nuts & Seeds

If you love to snack on nuts and seeds, you’re in luck because they are a great source of omega3 fatty acids. Walnuts are known for their nutritious content, like fiber, manganese, vitamin E, and copper. Believe it or NUT… They also hold a whopping 2,570 mg of omega-3’s per ounce (that’s about 14 walnut halves). If you would rather add some seeds to your yogurt in the morning, you can opt for flaxseeds because they both hold the richest whole-food source of omega-3 fatty acids (ALA). You can also add chia seeds to a smoothie for a boost of protein and omega-3 fats.

According to research, omega-3’s can fight inflammation that leads to chronic disease. They reduce the production of molecules and substances linked to inflammation, such as inflammatory eicosanoids and cytokines.

Omega-3 Complex from CYRx MD Nutrition

Over at CYRx MD Nutrition, we offer an Omega-3 Complex Supplement containing DHA and EPA omega-3 fatty acids so that you can improve your overall wellness. Omega-3 fatty acids are vital nutrients that improve the health of our brain and body, as mentioned above. EPA, particularly, has been shown to effectively decrease depression and anxiety. DHA can improve eye health by decreasing the risk of macular degeneration, which leads to impaired vision and even blindness. Omega-3s also decrease triglyceride levels, blood pressure, the likelihood of blood clots, inflammation and prevents the hardening of arteries (atherosclerosis). This all leads to a healthier heart.

It can also lower LDL (bad cholesterol) and raise HDL (good cholesterol). It has been shown to improve autoimmune diseases, ADHD in children, mental disorders (such as bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s, and dementia), cancer (such as breast, prostate, and colon cancers with a 55% lower chance of colon cancer), menstrual cramps, joint pain, fatty liver and numerous benefits for the skin. Both DHA and EPA improve skin health by improving the structure of the skin, decreasing acne, improving hydration, and decreasing premature aging by protecting from sun damage.

Check out our Omega-3 Complex now, and achieve the level of wellness you desire! 

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