Fight Fat Fear!

January 10, 2014

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We live in a fat-fearing world. With all of the non-fat and low-fat products out there, many consumers believe that fat is always unhealthy. There is however a type of fat that everybody can benefit from. Omega-3 Fatty acids have been proven to provide many health benefits. So before you cut the fat do a little research about where you can get Omega-3’s and how they can help you!

Benefits of Omega-3 Fatty Acids

  • Lower triglyceride levels
  • Have the potential to improve depression symptoms
  • Potential to increase bone strength and prevent osteoporosis
  • Help prevent heart disease
  • Help lower blood pressure
  • Improve mental acuity

These are only a few of the many benefits of consuming Omega-3 fatty acids. There are lots of different places you can get Omega-3’s. Although there are supplements, for most people it’s possible to get them simply from adding a few simple things into their diets. Here is a list of foods that are high in Omega-3 fatty acids!

Dietary Sources of Omega-3 Fatty Acids

  • Fish
  • Nuts
  • Nut Oils

Although these aren’t things some people eat every day there are several ways you can incorporate them into your diet! One easy way is to put a little bit of nut-oil on your salad or use it in your cooking. It is also simple to have nuts as a snack or put a little tuna or another type of fish on a salad or a sandwich! So don’t fear fat… simply choose the right ones in order to reap the health benefits they have to offer! For more information about Omega-3’s, their benefits and where to find them check out the University of Maryland’s website. 

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