When I was a kid in the mid 70’s there was a movie out called the Omega Man. I don’t remember a whole lot about it, but it was about this guy (Charlton Heston ) that was healthy and normal and at night all of these sick unhealthy people would come out and chase him around. They wanted something from him. I can’t remember specifically what that was, but maybe they wanted his Omega 3’s and that’s why they called him the Omega man!
Ok, that’s a bit of a stretch, but my point is that we need Omega 3 fats in our diet!
In some of my past articles, I’ve talked about how healthy fats in your diet are actually good for you. Our bodies need fat for optimal health.
So what are the healthy fats that you need and what are the benefits?
The fats that are essential for optimal health and wellness are Omega 3’s. So what is so special and essential about these little omegas? Well, let’s take a look
Omega 3 comes from both plant and animal sources. The most common animal source is fish and eggs and plant sources include flax seeds and hemp seeds and nuts like walnuts and cashews.
When we are getting enough Omega 3 in our diet our health will benefit in several ways:
Improved Heart Health-By eating fish once a week or supplementing with safe fish or krill oils, we can reduce the risk of a cardiac episode by up to 50%. This is especially important as we age.
Omega 3 Regulates Cholesterol-Get rid of that statin and replace it with some fish, flax seed and avocado. We now know that cholesterol can be our friend if managed correctly. So ditch the statin drugs and manage your cholesterol with healthy, fatty real food.
Improves Brain Health-Getting enough omega 3’s can improve brain health especially at early developmental ages. They help with improved brain function, eyesight and as a preventative to many brain diseases as we age.
Helps Fight Chronic Inflammation-Chronic inflammation contributes to many diseases from heart disease to cancer. Studies have consistently shown a link between higher omega 3 intake and reduced inflammation.
Omega 3’s May Improve Bone and Joint Health-Omega 3’s increase the amount of calcium in bones and can help fight conditions like Osteoporosis and Arthritis.
So when you’re thinking about fat, remember we need fat, healthy fat, and omega 3 fats are the way to go for optimal health.
So what are you doing to get more healthy fat into your diet? Need some help? “Contact Me” for a complimentary health strategy session and we’ll get some fat on your bones.
Have a Healthy and Safe Labor Day!