How To Get More Omega 3 Fatty
Acids Into Your Diet
How To Get More Omega 3 Fatty Acids Into Your Diet. Much is
said about the importance of consuming sufficient amounts of
omega-3 fatty acids. Studies show that most individuals take in
more omega-6 fatty acids on a regular basis then omega-3 fatty
acids and this is not good.
The question then becomes, how is it possible to eat as much
of the omega-3 fatty acids on a consistent basis as possible
for optimum health? If you find yourself in a hurry to prepare
meals then one healthy alternative to slaving over a hot stove
for hours is to buy frozen dinners at the supermarket that are
prepared entrees that feature shrimp or fish.
Before you turn up your nose at this idea, be aware that
frozen dinners are becoming more nutritious all of the time and
they are also becoming more and more tasty!
Some options for these entrees include Lean Cuisine and
Healthy Choice. Buying fish that is frozen is also an excellent
idea but do not buy fried fish or you will defeat your purpose.
Be picky about the type of fish you choose and the way you
Steaming vegetable is healthier than boiling them because
they retain more of their vitamins and minerals and the same
can be said of fish when it comes to the omega-3 fatty acids.
Fish varies tremendously in the amount of omega-3's it
supplies. As an example, salmon contains a great deal more
omega-3 fatty acids than does shellfish.
With this said, it is better for the sake of omega-3 fatty
acids to choose to eat a salmon steak as opposed to a shrimp
cocktail. As previously mentioned, how you prepare your fish
plays a key role. If you decided to broil, boil, bake or grill
your fish then that is a good idea, however frying is not a
The dressing of a fish speaks volumes. If you are about to
eat fish that has batter such as the fish and chips that so
many people enjoy eating, then rest assured that your fish has
been fried and this is not good in terms of omega-3 fatty acids
and anything else.
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When eating out at a restaurant do not be shy, inquire of
the waitress what the fish on the menu are wearing in terms of
dressing and if the answer you receive is batter then keep
perusing the menu. Be careful of what you use to season your
fish or give it that added bit of flavor. Do not overdo tartar
sauce, butter or any type of seasoning or dip.
Fish is tasty enough to be eaten on its own
without needing anything to add to it. This is especially the
case if you are watching your weight. One suggestion is to
squeeze a small portion of fresh lemon on the fish or add a
tiny bit of extra virgin olive oil. If you are not a fish lover
or if you have allergies to fish then do not despair, there are
other ways to get your share of omega- 3 fatty acids in your
Fresh fish is an excellent source of omega-3
fatty acids and these omeg-3 fatty acids help
to reduce inflammation and can reduce your
Omega-3 is also to be found in walnuts and dark
leafy green vegetables such as spinach. Omega-3 can also be
consumed in liquid form or capsule form. If you decide to go
this route then speak to your doctor about it first and then
look to the selection to be found at the health food store.