If you haven't heard that omega-3 fatty acids are healthy to consume, you might have spent all of your life living under a rock. It is likely that someone has told you consuming fish (such as salmon), fish oil, cod liver oil, krill oil, and/or red meat (especially grass fed) is healthy because of the rich omega-3 content.
So what's the deal? What do you gain from consuming omega-3 fatty acids? They can:
- Lower blood pressure
- Improve insulin sensitivity (and therefore decrease blood sugar)
- Increase HDL total
- Decrease overall possibility of heart disease
- Decrease cardiovascular inflammation
- Improve mood
- Aid fertility and help development of fetus to a healthy size
- Improve neurological function in general, including memory and ability to learn
Here's the solution:
- Eat more meat (grass-fed when possible), fish, eggs, coconut oil, and butter (especially from grass-fed cows).
- Avoid using or eating foods that contain margarine, vegetable shortening, or any of these oils: vegetable, corn, safflower, soybean, sunflower, and canola.