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The Mega Benefits of Omega 3s

These Healthy Fats Belong in Everyone's Diet


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.
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.
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.
2/21/2008 10:29:13 AM

MIMAHEFF's SparkPage
Thank you for mentioning checking into fish-oil supplements that are certified to be low in contaminants, and the differences between the omega's.
2/21/2008 10:27:09 AM

MOMOF4ELOC's SparkPage
Ground flaxseed in oatmeal and on cereal is great! It adds a nutty flavor.
2/21/2008 10:25:34 AM

MOMOF4ELOC's SparkPage
Thank you for this article. I have fibromyalgia and have heard that omega 3 was good for people like me. Now with this article, I have a better understanding of why it is good.
2/21/2008 10:24:47 AM

Well done ! right to the point and easy to understand. Thank you
2/21/2008 10:20:50 AM

LORI721's SparkPage
THANK YOU, for writing this article. I have been taking a fish oil capsule now for a week and I feel better. I wondered if it was just my imagination and now I know that I really do feel better. Thanks again. LORI721
2/21/2008 9:46:04 AM

I started taking the Omega 3 Fish capsules at the first of the month. On the 21st of last month my cholesterol was 210 and when I had it checked last Friday and it was down to 122 and my ldl was down to a 57. I can not remember off hand what the hdl was but it was better than before. I honestly believe that the Omega 3 capsules work.

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