Omega 3 An Essential Nutrient

 

Today’s talk is about Omega 3…

Omega 3 is an essential nutrient: it is an essential fat that we don’t make.  Essential means that you have to get it from foods because the body can’t make it.  Omega 3 comes from fatty fish like salmon. Omega 3 is very nourishing for the brain: it’s part of your brain matter so you can’t optimize your cognition or moods if you don’t have enough of it.  It’s very important for the development of the brain of the children so you have to make sure that your children get some.

Omega 3 is also in every cell of your body, so if you think about the integrity of the cell membrane, the function of the cell membrane depends on Omega 3.  It’s tricky to rely on it in daily food because you are not going to eat fish every day: there is too much pollution, too much mercury in it to consume fish daily.  You would probably need 8 ounces of salmon every day, preferably raw, and that it is too much to ask of people to do.

Omega 3 is one of the best anti-inflammatory tools we have…

It can improve children’s IQ points by more than 3.5 points according to one study, it can reduce triglycerides by as much as 30%; blood pressure can be better regulated with Omega 3; it can reduce the risk of stroke by 40% and coronary heart disease by as much as 40%.  It can help lubricate your stool and beautify your skin.

Because it is an essential nutrient and you may not get enough in your diet, you should consider supplementing it.  You will start noticing a difference in your brain function and mood but it can take up to two months to kick-in.

Here are some tips to find good supplements. If you are vegan you can’t get it from plants: some EPA may be converted from plant food, but no DHA; if you think of what deep water salmon eats, it is the algae; you can get supplementation from algae but you would need a lot of capsules. Your goal is to have 1500 milligrams of EPA and DHA, if you have 1000 milligrams, it must be diluted and other non-essentials are added. You need to assure that the mercury was molecularly distilled, so I would go for anchovies and herring, the smaller fish. I’ve linked a product I use and my family uses below the video.

Take it every day, use supplementation, it helps the mind and the skin.  Be sure to talk with your doctor before taking with the supplementation. I hope that was helpful, thank you for listening.

 

Here is the link to the Omega 3 I take.

Here is a delicious Omega 3 for children with mango pulp.

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