Friday, May 2, 2008

Omega 3s - You Need Them!

Are you getting enough Omega 3s in your diet? Most people aren't. These important, essential fatty acids are crucial in many functions in the body. You can obtain Omega 3s from foods like flaxseed and walnuts, but the best sources for these critical elements are from pasture-raised eggs, organic, raw dairy products, grass-fed meats, and deep-sea marine fish.

Especially in Western and developed nations, people consume too many Omega 6s and 9s (especially in processed grains), which contributes greatly to early onset of many diseases such as Diabetes, heart disease, premature aging, and cancer. Our bodies need Omega 3s because we don't produce them naturally like the Omega 6s and 9s. Adequate amounts of Omega 3s assist the following:
  • Reduces damage to tissues
  • Cardiovasular health
  • Helps maintain normal blood sugar levels
  • Supports energy levels and ability to concentrate
  • Provides mental clarity
  • Promotes optimal cholesterol levels (LDL to HDL ratios)
  • Maintains cellular integrity
  • Reduces damage from free-radicals
The essential fatty acids DHA and EPA can only be found in fish oils. You must use extreme care in selection of these products because most are inferior and have gone rancid sitting on the shelf. Here are your best bets:

Carlson's Fish Oil and Cod Liver Oil
Green Pastures Fermented Cod Liver Oils

If you do not take fish oil, another outstanding product which provides excellent Omega 3 support is SIBU. SIBU is a liquid, life-giving supplement containing seabuckthorn berry, a highly nutritive plant grown in the Himalayan Mountains used for centuries by natives to maintain optimal health. It is purported to contain many other nutritional benefits not found in most other supplements such as Omega 7 essential fatty acids, and is a natural antimicrobial, anti-bacterial, and anti-radiation therapy.

Add the important dietary sources listed above to your diet or take a good quality fish oil or SIBU and realize great health.

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