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The Mega Benefits of Omega 3s

These Healthy Fats Belong in Everyone's Diet


1/15/2010 8:30:49 PM

NORASPAT's SparkPage
Thanks for a really interesting article. I am so glad SparkPeople has such good nutrition information. I am teaching my familt to appreciate the word Nutrition . It is much easier to recognize good nutrition than it is to recognize good food. Pictures on boxes are there to tempt you. Nutrition information has to be required reading.
9/3/2009 8:53:11 PM

Thanks, Liza, for a very informative article.

At the end of the article you mentioned how to get the recommended levels all types of omega-3's in our diet, but you did not say how MUCH is the recommended amount, not of the food, but of the omega-3's. I am interested in supplements, but I would like to know the amount to look for in a supplement.

3/13/2009 11:05:32 AM

TRIZZANG's SparkPage
I've been addind Omega 3 capsules and encouraged DH to take them with me. I'm excited about the new changes we're making to achieve a healthier lifestyle. I'm Vietnamese and was always healthy and lived an actively lifestyle until I got married. I think it's because my wonderful American DH and I have been eating way too much red meat and not enough fish that my health started to decline. I've been getting sick easier and even started getting depressed. My mom was right all along that I need to cook more Vietnamese food and eat more fish and soy since that was mainly our diet in Vietnam.

Thank you for this wonderful article and all comments are really encouraging!!
10/30/2008 12:21:59 AM

The one thing I have found to add Omega 3s to my diet is the chia seed (Salvia hispanica). It has highest level of Omega 3s of any plant source and unlike flaxseed, it doesn't need to be ground in order to get the advantages. It also adds some good fiber to the diet as well. The chia seeds and Krill Oil supplements I take give me plenty and I feel better since I started this 4 months ago.
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

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.
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

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 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

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.

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