Foods Containing Omega 3 Fatty Acids.


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Foods Containing Omega 3 Fatty Acids.

  1. 1. Foods Containing Omega 3 Fatty Acids.
  2. 2. Such encouraging news has generated a good deal of interest in Omega 3 of late.
  3. 3. Genetic modification is also being explored, with one experiment inserting genes which will produce long- chain Omega-3 polyunsaturates into existing oilseed varieties. Another uses gene transfer technology to directly convert Omega-6 polyunsaturates to their Omega-3 counterparts.
  4. 4. Omega 3 works to fight again the principal cholesterol culprit that causes clotting of the blood. These clots then block blood vessels causing heart attacks or, if they reach the brain, strokes.
  5. 5. In Sweden, a low fat liver pate is enriched with Omega- 3, iron and vitamins. The Spanish can buy fruit juices fortified with milk, fiber, vitamins and Omega-3, and probiotic meal replacement bars, soups and milkshakes with Omega-3s. Finns market a blackcurrant juice with added Omega-6 and Omega-3 as ALA. This list is by no means comprehensive, particularly as it does not include the increasing number of infant milks, foods and supplements with added Omega-3 DHA.
  6. 6. When it comes to meat, good omega 3 foods are: organic eggs (look for ones that say high omega 3 content on the label, which you can find at most supermarkets nowadays); and look to purchase grassfed meats -- such as grassfed beef, chicken, lamb, etc. These are much more pricy than typical store bought meats -- you have to go to specialty stores or your local farmer's market usually to find them.
  7. 7. The most obvious method, eating suitable fish regularly, isn't practical for everybody, as again - not everyone enjoys fish, some people are even allergic to it and, of course, vegetarians and vegans don't eat fish. Fortunately there are a wide range of supplements on the market for those people.
  8. 8. The most common form of supplement is the capsule formulated from concentrated oils derived from those fish that have the high Omega 3 levels. Generally, the tablet will contain something around fifty percent from that source (fish) with the balance made up of other sources of fatty acids.
  9. 9. Omega-3 and omega-6 are fatty acids. Both of them are vital for your well-being and good health. However, the problem is that the vast majority of people in the Western world have an Omega-3 deficiency while ingesting a too much Omega-6's.
  10. 10. The good news of Omega 3 health benefits goes global
  11. 11. First, let's address the cause of the rampant omega-3 deficiency. The first and foremost problem is the meats we eat. You see, because most animals are mass commercialized they are fed diets of grain and other unnatural substances.
  12. 12. Since the omega 3 foods list or foods containing omega 3 fatty acids is so short, an omega 3 supplement containing purified fish oil may be the best choice for a healthy diet.
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