Thursday, September 12, 2013

Why Omega 3s?

We've all read about how fish and seafood is good for us, and we've all heard about 'Omega 3s'

But what is Omega 3 and why is it good for us?

Several studies have indicated that these fatty acids can prevent a range of medical issues. It's been shown that they can reduce inflammation in the body, can prevent thickening of arteries and can help ward off cancer cell growth, and may other benefits as well.

The top three sources of Omega 3 fatty acids are ground flaxseed, walnuts and salmon.

By introducing 2 servings (yes, ONLY 2) of baked or boiled fish (especially salmon or halibut) into your diet every week, can significantly increase your levels of Omega 3s in your blood.

Salmon, as well as being a great source for Omega 3s, also contains bioactive peptides (support joint cartilage, insulin effectiveness and can control inflammation in the digestive tract). Salmon also has high levels of Vitamin B12 and Vitamin D.

Shrimp is another good source of Omega 3s, Vitamins D, & B3 and zinc. It's also low in calories - an added bonus!

Another bonus - salmon and shrimp taste FANTASTIC!!!!!

                                  Salmon fillet sprinkled with Scott's Java Chili Rub and grilled!