Omega 3 – What is it and do you need it? By Karen Morris
- March 4, 2019
- Karen Morris
Omega-3 is a popular supplement at www.herbsonelineshop.combecause of its versatile benefits. An essential fatty acid, Omega-3 (also known as omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid) is used in the body to lower the heart rate and improve blood vessel function, therefore reducing the risks of blood clotting. Omega-3’s work to cut down the amount of fat stored in the blood, by doing this they also work to reduce inflammation in the body.
As a preventative to cardiovascular disease, omega-3 helps to improve blood flow and has been used as a treatment for rheumatoid arthritis and diabetes.
Omega-3’s can be found by the bucket-full in foods like salmon, nuts, olive oil, linseeds, cod liver oil, herring, oysters, flaxseeds and chia seeds. Pasteurised eggs, hemp seeds and spinach also contain a moderate amount of omega-3’s. At www.herbsonlineshop.comwe stock a variety of Omega-3 supplements including Black Walnut Liquid Herbal Extractwhich is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, sterols, tannins and iodine. This liquid herbal extract is also rich in Vitamin C and vitamins B1, B2 and B6. Signs that you may be in need of Omega-3 include hair loss, dry skin, poor sleep, mood swings, depression, inflammation, arthritis, memory loss and fatigue. If you are suffering from any of these symptoms, why not give me a call to discuss an omega-3 supplement which would be best suited for you?
A great way to get more Omega-3 into your diet is to start incorporating those foods rich in omega-3’s into several meals throughout the week. My go-to salad (which is a fave amongst clients) is easy to make and taste amazing and of course, is full of omega-3! Why not give this a go and let me know your thoughts?
Salmon and Walnut Salad
Toss all ingredients into a bowl and drizzle with the flaxseed oil. This is a quick, easy recipe and can be kept in the fridge for up to three days.
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