Did you know there could be promising health benefits of Omega-3’s?

More and more, studies are being published regarding the benefits of Omega-3 Fatty Acids. If you are dealing with any of the below issues, consult with your health professional and keep an eye out on studies relating to these fatty acid health benefits.

Reduce inflammation such as rheumatoid arthritis

Support eye health

Some studies show improvement in reducing ADHD symptoms, depression, and anxiety.

Improve Heart Disease risk factors

Support healthy skin

May help reduce asthma symptoms

Bone health support

Help with brain function decline

Our nutrionist can offer lots of specific tips and help in maintaining a healthy diet. Here are some great examples:

Best source of Omega-3’s is fish. But what if you don’t like fish?

A lot of clients have been asking what they can eat in place of fish. We all hear about the many health benefits of Omega-3 fatty acids, found abundantly in salmon and tuna. But what if you just do not like fish? Rejoice, there are alternatives!

Mainly found in plant sources, seeds and nuts are your best bet for getting your Omega-3’s.

Walnuts

Flax seeds

Hemp seeds

Chia seeds

Sprinkle over salad, stir into yogurt, blend in a smoothie, OR try the Omega Seed Cookie recipe below.

breakfast cookies

Stir together 1 cup walnuts (chopped fine), ½ cup each flax, hemp, chia seed, and ¼ each pumpkin seeds and dried cranberries or cherries.
Add 1 cup coconut flakes (I prefer unsweet) along with the following ingredients.
1 tsp. almond or vanilla extract
Pinch salt
½ cup honey – if needed, warm slightly to melt for easier stirring
½ cup favorite nut butter – if needed, warm slightly to melt

The mixture will be gooey and sticky, but it’s supposed to be. Roll into golf size balls and flatten to about ½ inch thick and place on parchment lined baking sheet. Bake at 325 degrees. Check omega cookies about 20-25 minutes into baking and if getting too brown, turn heat down to 300. I like a chewy texture baked at 30 minutes. For crispier texture, bake up to 40 minutes. I have found that oven temps greatly vary, so watch closely and bake longer or shorter to your liking. I have a friend who rolls them into balls and puts them in the fridge and eats as is with no baking. This is not my favorite way to consume, but there is no right or wrong way here.

For a different version, try this from Wife Mama Foodie (https://www.wifemamafoodie.com/superfood-breakfast-cookies/), the picture is actually hers.

A note about RDA: Although most health professionals recommend 250-500mg daily, experts vary considerably when it comes to how much Omega-3 should be consumed. Please consult with your doctor regarding the best recommended daily allowance for you.