Video – How To Get More Omega 3 Fatty Acids Into Your Diet


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This is a good short video about how to increase your Omega-3 Intake.

Omega-3 fatty acids can increase good cholesterol and lower the bad, as well as reduce inflammation and your risk for everything from stroke and asthma to certain cancers.
To complete this How-To you will need:
A fish oil supplement
Fish
Ground flax
Flax seed oil
And some walnuts

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3 responses to “Video – How To Get More Omega 3 Fatty Acids Into Your Diet

  1. Omeg-3 oils are great for a lot of diseases. It can help alleviate depression as well as prevent heart diseases. i always take them in the form of EPA and DHA. .:;,.

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  2. Fish oil is constituted of the omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA, both lacking in American diets. As a general guideline, a 130 pound woman should aim to take 1700 mg EPA and 1300 mg DHA daily, a 170 pound woman should take 2500 mg EPA and 2000 mg DHA daily, and a 230 pound woman should take 3400 mg EPA and 2600 mg DHA daily. These amounts may be scaled down for someone as light as 100 pounds, but lighter women are cautioned against the regimen.”

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    • I recommend increasing in Omega-3 intake as much as possible, especially if there are signs of inflammatory disease. Every person’s metabolism is different, and obviously body weight and percentage body fat would be important factors in deciding dosage. I have focused on the comments in the “Queen of Fats” book that an Omega-3 deficiency can build up over a number of years, and thus initially larger intake of Omega-3 to remedy that deficiency might be appropriate, especially for older people. There are now blood tests available to assess the Omega-3 content, which may provide better insight into adjusting Omega-3 intake (I hope to discuss test results in a later posting). However, I am not aware of any studies that indicate there are serious dangers to relatively high intake amounts, and a lot of the recommendations are not, as far as I can tell, based on comprehensive studies. The “Queen of Fats” notes the high amounts of Omega-3 occurring naturally in the Inuit diet, without obvious deleterious side effects. The main side effect discussed in online postings is that Omega-3s do have a blood thinning effect, and thus someone taking more potent blood thinners like coumadin should exercise caution taking Omega-3s. I would think that someone prone to nose-bleeds, etc, might also want to exercise caution. Otherwise, I think that generally, the benefits outweigh any potential risks, and, as noted in a previous post, high Omega-3 intake is probably safer than daily low dose aspirin therapy.

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