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Omega-3’s: The Super Supplement You Need More Of

August 15, 2012

While conducting research for acne cures, I was reminded of just how important it is for everyone to supplement adequate amounts of omega-3 fatty acids. Dr. Alan C. Logan, author of the “Clear Skin Diet” asserted that the ratio of North American omega-6 to omega-3 intake is as high as 20:1 when the ideal is 2:1! This drastic increase in the supply and consumption of vegetable oils like corn, safflower, sunflower, and soybean oils which have omega-6 linoleic acid, and the decrease of  omega-3 consumption is a sure recipe for inflammation. If you didn’t know, tons of research has made it clear that inflammation is connected to virtually ALL chronic health conditions including heart disease, diabetes, obesity, cancer, and acne. For parents struggling with children with ADHD, know that research has shown that frequently kids diagnosed have lower levels of omega-3’s along with B vitamins and magnesium, so supplementing omega-3’s could improve the negative behavioral patterns in ADHD children.

If you are experiencing any of the following conditions, you especially need to ensure proper supplementation:

  • Depression
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Fatigue
  • Dry, itchy skin
  • Brittle hair and nails
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Joint pain
  • Acne

In addition to preventing the onset of some serious diseases, getting sufficient omega-3’s is going to help decrease your stress-factor. Our planet is in a constant state of stress these days, and a large majority of diseases are caused by simply being stressed out. According to a study conducted at Ohio State University, consumption of Omega 3’s will lower stress levels. Additional research has shown that this necessary super supplement may also reduce your risk for heart disease, diabetes, and depression. It may even speed recovery after a workout. Hopefully these  benefits have wowed you enough; below are some good veggie sources of omega-3 fatty acids.  Along with B-12 it’s important for vegans and non-vegans alike to add  omega-3 into the arsenal of can’t-live-without-supplements. -XoXo Raw Girl

Some great vegetable sources of Omega-3 Fatty Acids:

  • Chia Seeds
  • Flaxseeds
  • Flaxseed Oil
  • Neuromins DHA (supplement from algae; highest non fish source of DHA)
  • Walnuts

 

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5 comments

  1. question :what do you think is the ideal way to get all 90 essential nutrients?


  2. Your journey with raw food is so interesting and your posts are so informative. I wish I had the courage to eat raw only too. Maybe one day 😉


    • Hey you! Thanks for your comment and for reading. Don’t worry about what percent you are eating raw. I still eat some cooked foods sometimes, but I am highly raw. Just start doing it, getting more of it, and you’ll start to feel the difference in your body! Even if you never go all the way, your body will still be happier than not trying. -XoXo


  3. I totally agree that Omega 3 is essential for health! I think it wise to understand the difference between the types of Omega 3 plant sources (ALA) are of much less value than oil with DHA. DHA only comes from the sea – algae and fish.


    • Garth your comment was approved awhile ago, perhaps you missed that. Thanks for reading and commenting. -XoXo



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