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How Can I Add Omega 3 To My Diet?

Oil found in certain varieties of cold water fish is found to be very high in Omega 3 essential fatty acids. So what are Omega 3s and why are they good for us? Well science has shown that Omega 3s have incredible benefits to our health including:

  • Reduces the risk and symptoms of depression
  • Crucial for healthy brain growth in infants (including during pregnancy)
  • Improves risk factors of heart disease (such as reduction in triglycerides, high blood pressure, blood clots, plaque an inflammation, and increase HDL good cholesterol levels)
  • Reduces symptoms of ADHD in children
  • Reduces symptoms of metabolic syndromes (such as insulin resistance, inflammation and as above improves many heart disease risk factors)
  • Fights inflammation
  • Fights Autoimmune disease (including type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease and psoriasis)
  • Can improve mental disorders (reducing occurrence of mood swings in people with bipolar or schizophrenia )
  • Reduce risk of age related mental diseases such as Alzheimer
  • May help prevent some types of cancer (including colon, prostate and breast)
  • Reduce asthma in children and young adults
  • Reduce fat on your liver
  • Improves bone and joint health (such as osteoporosis and arthritis)
  • Alleviate pain associated with menstruation
  • Improved sleep
  • Improved eye health

Great for your skin with anti-aging properties and reducing sun damage

Health Canada recommends to include 2-3 serves of fish per week in your diet, and also 1 gram of plant-sourced Omega-3 each day such as that found in nuts & seeds, cereals and bread, dairy, some meats, oils & dressings. 

If you aren’t consuming this amount of fish oil through your diet then you may wish to consider taking an Omega-3 supplement. Check with your local health professional for further advice as to how much you need, as it will depend on a number of factors including age, weight, diet, and what benefit you are seeking. 

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