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The Mega Benefits of Omega-3s

These Healthy Fats Belong in Everyone's Diet


11/27/2010 11:31:11 AM

A great lesson on Omega-3- easier now I understand it better.
11/27/2010 10:26:19 AM

CAZLINR's SparkPage
What a well written article! I am impressed with how clearly the information was conveyed . I learned a lot ! Thank you.
10/17/2010 3:20:43 PM

Thans for writing this article. It is very clear and concise. Since this article was first published in 2008, it should be reviewed for any new discoveries within the past 2 years.

One thing to mention - soy is not good for everyone. Anyone with breast cancer, or at high risk of breast cancer should check with their doctor before eating any soy foods. They contain phytoestrogens that can reduce the effectiveness of medications used for breast cancer that block estrogen from getting into the cells.

Flaxseed also has thsee phytoestrogens. My doctor told me to skip the flaxseed and switch to fish oil supplements.

10/17/2010 8:01:06 AM

This article was very clearly written and structured. Describing fats as a tree really helped me understand the differences. Thank you.
10/13/2010 2:32:23 PM

FLYDIVA's SparkPage
Excellent article! I could understand it as it was concise and clear. Very impactful the part about neuro (brain function) and how it wards off depression, bipolar, ADHD. . . amazing. Please, please keep articles like this coming.
6/20/2010 6:13:30 PM

SARITA53105's SparkPage
great read! thanks ..I'll enjoy my albacore tuna that much more !
2/22/2010 5:33:53 PM

DOITAGAININ2010's SparkPage
This was a clear, concise and very informative article. Thanks!
2/1/2010 6:44:45 AM

DAISY443's SparkPage
This explains the healthy fat better than most articles I have read. Thanks!
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.

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