Lack of Omega-3 fatty acids is responsible for 84,000 preventable deaths in the U.S.
Pause for a moment and think about the last time you ate wild fish. Now, notice how long ago it’s been. If you haven’t consumed it within the last week, you’re already missing out on the NECESSARY, VITAL-TO-LIFE, YOU-REALLY-OUGHT-TO-HAVE-IT potential benefits.
Why don’t I get enough Omega-3 in my diet?
Well, first of all, that’s a personal question. More importantly, the primary issue relates to the Standard American Food System — and how it may be stripping you of life.
Your Beef is fed off of grains and corn instead of grass — no omega-3s.
Your Salmon is harvested in factory conditions — no omega-3s.
And you’re still reading this blog — you definitely need omega-3s.
Balance, balance, balance
Omega-3’s are essential fatty acids, meaning that your body REQUIRES this type of fat to LIVE. Students who eat more wild fish perform better in every academic arena — INCLUDING Physical Education.
Most Americans are getting enough QUANTITY of Fat, but not enough QUALITY of Fat. In fact, the key to improved health has less to do about total fat consumption as it does with balancing the ratios of Omega-3 to Omega-6 in your diet.
And whats bad about Omega-6 fatty acids?
I can almost guarantee that you are getting way too much Omega-6 for your own good. It can be found in vegetable oils, and nearly all commercial meat. Peanut butter is also primarily Omega-6. On the other hand, Walnuts contain Omega-3s.
There’s nothing inherently bad about Omega-6, because you also need this type of fat to survive. Aside from some health benefits, excess Omega-6’s typically promote inflammation (leading to pain and disease), whereas optimal Omega-3’s are anti-inflammatory (leading to pain relief and healing). Balance is key, 1:1 ratio is preferable.
What is the solution?
Unless you live on the ocean or river where fresh fish flows year round, you still have another solution:
Supplement with pure Fish Oil or in Capsule form, buy at any supplement store.
Fish oil is extremely high in Omega-3 fatty acids and can promote:
- Healthy Cholesterol
- Regulate blood pressure
- Prevent heart disease
- Preventing and managing Diabetes
- Aids in weight loss (especially with exercise program)
- Effective treatment for arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, and dysmenorrhea
- Improves bone health
- Aids in neurotransmitter process, making you smarter and reducing risk of depression or ADHD.
- Protects the skin
- Reduces risk of macular degeneration, for keeping eyes healthy and lubricated.
In sum, Omega-3’s are essential in healthy arteries, strong brainpower, organ protection, and overall vitality.
There’s really no excuse for not STARTING TODAY!
Fish oil has given me strength, quick wit, and quality of life. I appreciate the fish for their existence, as it improves my own. Joy to the oceans below.