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The Mega Benefits of Omega 3s

These Healthy Fats Belong in Everyone's Diet


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.
2/21/2008 9:13:37 AM

MPA-OSU's SparkPage
For a good comparison between the benefits of fish oil and flaxseed and how each relate to women's health, follow this link:
2/21/2008 9:10:06 AM

I take two Omega-3 Fish Oil capsules every day.
I wonder how effective they are as it relates to this article.
This was a very informative article, and many thanks to you for writing it.
2/21/2008 8:32:02 AM

MPA-OSU's SparkPage
I read an article a year or two ago cautioning women against taking omega-3s via flaxseed. My doctor even recommends fish oil sources over flaxseed and has told me to avoid plant based omega-3s altogether. I noticed a lot of posters are taking flaxseed, so you might want to look into it further with your doctor. Since I've been taking fish oil supplements, my entire system is running better. I love it! Omega-3s rock!
2/21/2008 8:14:26 AM

Very educational thankyou Sparkpeople. Starr
2/21/2008 7:38:48 AM

Is there any way we could incorporate the information from this article (which is great by the way!) into the information we see on the nutrition page? It's frustrating to see all my "fats" lumped together in one column.

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