Our Lady of Weight Loss

Our Lady of Weight Loss


Puzzled? About Fatty Acids?

Fish EyesPuzzled?  About Fatty Acids?  Me, too!  As you read through and then click through this week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle consider the benefits of Omega-3.

Omega-3 fatty acids (eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), docosahexanoic acid (DHA), alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), are a part of the polyunsaturated fat family (the good fats) and are considered essential to our good health.

Our body, however, cannot make Omega-3 on its own, so it must be obtained from food sources.

Research shows that without a sufficient amount of polyunsaturated Omega-3s, the body will use saturated fat to create cell membranes. These cell membranes are less elastic, which can have negative effects on our heart.

Omega-3 may:
– Improve heart health
– Lower cholesterol levels
– Improve insulin sensitivity
– Stabilize irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia)
– Reduce blood pressure
– Reduce hypertension
– Improve rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, Raynaud’s disease and other auto-immune diseases
– Improve depression and symptoms of other mental health problems
– Aid cancer prevention and cancer support

How much Omega-3 does one need? There is no established recommended amount. The American Heart Association recommends that people include salmon or tuna in their diet at least twice a week.

What foods are rich in Omega-3? Atlantic salmon, Atlantic and Pacific Herring, Sardines, Atlantic Halibut, Bluefish, Tuna, Atlantic Mackerel.

Are you concerned about mercury levels in these fishes? If so, try getting Omega-3 from plant sources, such as: Canola oil, Flaxseed, Flaxseed oil, Walnuts, Leafy green vegetables. A quarter of a cup of walnuts (or 1 ounce) supplies about 2 grams of plant-based Omega-3 fatty acids.

If you decide to take Omega-3 supplements, please check with your doctor, especially if you are taking a blood thinner.

For more utterly useful information, top of the line motivation, spiraling out of control inspiration, join Our Lady of Weight Loss’s Club:  Kick in the Tush Club/FB.Deliciously yours,

Janice Taylor
wise * fun * utterly useful

———————————————————————————-
For the best life, wellness and weight loss wisdom, visit Janice:
Our Lady of Weight Loss
sign up for the Kick in the Tush Club e-letter
join and chat: Kick in the Tush Club/Facebook

 



Previous Posts

How to EAT (until sated), DRINK (in moderation), and BE GRATEFUL (in excess).
Dearest Tushkateers, Devotees of Our Lady of Weight Loss,  I have a Thanksgiving Challenge for y

posted 10:46:04am Nov. 26, 2014 | read full post »

Cellulite Barbie Has Arrived and she loves her inner chubby child?
Did you know that Normal Barbie a.k.a. Cellulite Barbie a.k.a. Lammily has arrived? Over the years, Mat

posted 10:13:18am Nov. 24, 2014 | read full post »

Thanksgiving Food News: THE TOP 20 U.S. STATES THAT LOVE GREEN-BEAN CASSEROLE
With 30 million green-bean casseroles set to appear on Thanksgiving tables next week, my good friends at Del Monte th

posted 8:13:42am Nov. 21, 2014 | read full post »

26 Thanksgiving Quotes -- After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one's own relations.
A few years ago, I started a fun Thanksgiving tradition! I asked those who would be celebrating with us to email me their fav

posted 11:46:26am Nov. 20, 2014 | read full post »

SAY WHAT? Student Refuses To Be Weighed; Sent to Principal
Did you hear about Ireland Hobert-Hoch, the student from Southeast Polk Junior High in Pleasant Hill, Iowa, who ref

posted 12:58:05pm Nov. 19, 2014 | read full post »




Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.