Smells like Fish and Stinks!

 

Not Necessarily, Omega Three Is Excellent For You

My husband dislikes the scent of glory – yes that is what I call the scent of fish.  There is a reason why. Not long ago, I was suffering from inflammation  in my legs.

Someone told me that it was, because I do work my legs hard at the gym. Nope. Once more I looked into the nutrition factor.

Instead of medicine I increased my intake of fish, especially salmon and sardines and the pain is gone.  As always speak with your doctor and read wellness by nature – it’s fun.

I Really, Really Do Not Like Fish!

You might.  Why is Omega 3 so amazingly good for you?

Omega-3 Fatty Acids are essential fatty acids. If we want our bodies to work efficiently, we need these acids. These fatty acids are not made in our bodies so the only way to get them is through our diet, like when I eat my little sardines!

Omegas 3’s have many inherent benefits:

  • Reduces inflammation throughout the body, which includes aiding in maintenance of  arthritis
  • Reduces cholesterol in the blood
  • Balances heart functions by fighting atherosclerosis
  • Increases emotional balance (Depression)

What foods contain Omega 3’s?

  • Tuna
  • Salmon
  • Sardines
  • Walnuts
  • Flax seeds
  • Orange Juice
  • Chia seeds

As always, I usually go for the natural therapies, such as nutrition.  However, there are also supplements that you doctor might prescribe. As for fish, the American Heart Association recommends that a person with a heart condition eat fish at least twice a week.  The AHA even conducted studies which showed fish lowering the potential for heart surgery.

Cautionary Notes:

  • Omega-3 supplements (EPA/DHA) may cause the blood to thin down. This might cause superfluous bleeding, mainly in people taking anticoagulant drugs.
  • Some fish has been connected to high levels of mercury so be careful.

Wellness Hint: instead of consuming fish from cans, try the new pouches. As I have always mentioned, cans have BPA. This is a synthetic product which can cause health issues.

Deepen Your Knowledge:

Wellness by Nature and Mayo Clinic Omega 3’s

References:

http://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/omega-3+fatty+acids

http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/

http://www.healthcastle.com/

“There are very few people who will not benefit from Omega-3’s. Remember, it is your life and it is your wellness.”

Candelaria

 

Candelaria Brown

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Candelaria Brown

I'm no doctor, but I love sharing from my vast knowledge on the power of foods and techniques that help you vastly improve your life in areas like physical health, sickness prevention, and emotional and spiritual balance. Read more about me...

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