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Benefits Of Omega 3
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Benefits Of Omega 3

While other fats make you run for cover, this one you can call a friend. How much do you know this fatty acid? Today, I want to highlight this vital source of fat that everyone should have in order to burn fat in the body. Yes, a type of fat that helps burn excess fats and makes you healthier.

There are two types of fatty acids that our body needs in order to function well - omega 3 and omega 6 (ideal ratio in the body is 1:4). Unfortunately, our body doesn’t produce these two, so it needs to get it from food sources. If you have eaten salmon in the past, you have eaten one of the best sources of omega 3. Although fish has issues with mercury, they are still a great source of these fatty acids. But researchers have looked for other sources, and found grass-fed beef, lamb, bison, etc. as very good alternatives to fish, or perhaps they are better than fish because they don’t have the possible negatives due to their natural diets being grass-fed. But don’t worry, there’s not a perfect meal. Even fitness experts sometimes could not avoid fast foods.

The good news with omega 6 is that, they are abundant and a lot of people like them. Perfect examples of these foods are grains, vegetable oils, and some familiar processed foods. Unfortunately, a lot of people are eating too much of them. On the other hand, you get omega 3 from green and leafy vegetables, wild salmon, walnuts, eggs, and sardines. Unluckily, not many include these foods in their daily meal. So, the ratio would sometimes go up as high as 1:50, which is already unbalanced.

Your body needs omega 3 in order to burn excess fat. And this is the reason why fish, grass-fed beef, bison, and lamb are among the list of foods that burn fat. Having enough intakes of these acids will actually help boost your metabolism, so that you’ll start to burn fat and eventually lose weight. So, how can you incorporate them in your daily meal?

  • Breakfast: eggs along with your favorite breakfast. You can also use flaxseeds as alternative to eggs.
  • If you eat snack, you can have raw walnuts and walnut butter to get another extra.
  • Lunch: fish or sardines along with your favorite food for lunch.
  • Dinner: add another one on the list for your evening meal.

You can include flaxseed oil into your meal also.

But don’t be tempted to eat too much of these foods, in your effort to burn fat. A sufficient amount will do. And remember the ratio, so if you’re eating too much grains and processed food, you need to decrease them also, in order to have a better balance of these two. It’s somewhat difficult to exactly follow the ratio of 1:4, so just eat naturally and eat variety of foods, instead of concentrating with just one food group.

As quickly as you can grab bread and packaged foods, you can also do this with raw walnuts and apples. Healthy foods can also be like foods in the fast food restaurants that you can quickly prepare. This will give you an idea on how easy it is to have enough of these fatty acids during the day. Better yet, putting together your own healthy meal plans would be superb.


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i like your article Lemuel

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  about 9 years ago

Good info on Omega 6. I did not know you could get it from those sources.

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  about 1 decade ago
  

Hello and thanks for reading my article. I would like to add free-range chicken and turkey on the list. According to research, grass-fed meats are higher in omega 3 and lower in omega 6, when cattle feed on grass and not on grains & soy. Also wild salmon is healthier than farm-raised salmon. Thanks for the comment Shawn.

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  about 1 decade ago
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