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The Mega Benefits of Omega 3s

These Healthy Fats Belong in Everyone's Diet

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10/29/2008 2:59:28 PM

CHANGUS's SparkPage
I take Omega 3, 6, 9's regularily and I can definitely notice a difference when I am not taking them. They even make my skin and hair softer!
10/29/2008 2:01:09 PM

VICKIW8's SparkPage
I take flax and omega 3 daily or 3 xs week. I feel better since I am back on it too. I love to hear from others. bye now.
10/7/2008 1:39:16 PM

FITVALGAL's SparkPage
I was taking both flaxseed and fish oil supplements, till my doctor told me I don't need both. So I asked which he recommended - he said fish oil.
DISH00
9/22/2008 11:38:35 PM

i feel smarter having just read the article! Wow - so much info and super easy to understand! Loved it.
7/23/2008 7:06:29 PM

JIBBIE49's SparkPage
Great article.
7/23/2008 10:17:54 AM

JKNEPFLE's SparkPage
I'm really trying to get more Omega-3s!
6/7/2008 3:03:46 PM

BARBARA_ELL's SparkPage
Great article on the benefits from some fats, though we don't eat much fish since we live in the landlocked central USA and there are issues with both wild and farmed fish. We eat modest amounts of good fats with good omega3 vs. omega6 balances, but from resources not mentioned in the article.

Yes, we eat some nuts and a little flaxseed, but our primary sources for good fats/omega3s are
- eggs & meat from truly free-range chickens;
- milk, butter, yogurt, cheeses, and meat from pastured/grass-fed cows & buffalo (!); and
- some coconut oil.

Try eatwild.com for nutritional comparisons of grass-fed vs. standard beef, for example. Besides... YUM! Great flavor!
3/11/2008 10:38:18 PM

LORIABOO's SparkPage
I have been taking omega-3's for a couple of months my doctor told me about them ,I have thyriod problems. I think they have help me i feel better ,My back do not hurt as much,I will keep taking them until my doctor tells me to stop loriaboo
2/21/2008 7:08:38 PM

REDJAMIEC's SparkPage
My daughter and I love pumpkin seeds! What a great discovery!!
2/21/2008 6:15:35 PM

CHAN99's SparkPage
I actually use flaxseed to get my omega 3's.
2/21/2008 6:13:24 PM

CHAN99's SparkPage
I am hypothryroid have been for 18 years and I have never been told not to eat soy, on the contrary a little soy can help balance. Soy is basically natural estrogen and is not the same as thyroid hormone. It helps during menopause. One serving per day is enough. I took birth control pills for many years and when I went off them the doctor was very careful to check my thyroid so I wouldn't crash. I guess there are a lot opinions out there. Oh, my mother is hypothyroid and eats a little soy and that is what helps her keep her weight at goal. That is what she says anyway.
ZELRAY45
2/21/2008 4:41:43 PM

I have just became aware of this site, by my Dr., and I am interested in seeing how it works for me. I have to do the work but, I hope to get information to help and encourage me.
COOLINJEANS
2/21/2008 4:23:41 PM

Good article.....but we are all different and I don't agree with some of the info here.
I do get my omega 3s....
Having hypothyroidism I have to avoid soy and any foods containing soy and I eat coconut oil which just happens to be good for me.


2/21/2008 1:31:10 PM

GALINKZOO7's SparkPage
I bought ground flaxseed meal a few weeks ago and have had it 5-6 days a week, and the inflammation on my face from acne scars has greatly improved. It may have something to do with the flaxseed!
2/21/2008 11:10:34 AM

APINGET's SparkPage
Asian cultures have been eating fish and soy as a staple for hundreds of years and are known for their nationwide great health. I'm glad this article cleared up that not all fat is bad. On an added note, my Japanese teachers all look ten years younger than they really are. They attribute this to all the fish they eat, which has collagen and the omega-3 fats, not a bad reward for eating a lean meat with other health benefits.

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