Skip to comments.Cardiovascular Benefits Of Omega-3 Fatty Acids Reviewed
Posted on 03/12/2008 6:29:03 PM PDT by blam
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Thanks for the info. I hate the fishy burp.
Hey thanks for posting this!
There are other good sources for the omega 3’s other than fish oil. No fishy burps necessary.
“Thanks for the info. I hate the fishy burp.”
Cold pressed Hemp oil is very good and you get no fish burp.
Everything I hear about these fish oils is good, I’ve heard eye specialists and diabetes specialists talk about them contributing to the health of blood vessels in the eyes.
In addition to the fish I eat things fresh flax seed in homemade muffins, waffles, TVP burgers.
Flax oil supplements?
Buy your capsules at Sam's Club. They have the enteric coated capsules without fishy taste or burp.
Don’t those veg. acids have to be converted into O3s in the body?
Thanks blam, I always swore fish oil helped, but this puts the nail in it.
That's one. There are other alternative sources-
Alternative Sources of Omega 3
by Rebecca Walton
Omega 3 & Omega 6 are two Essential Fatty Acids that are recognised by most. These fatty acids are essential, as they are needed for many bodily functions and processes, however our bodies cannot produce them. This means we must obtain Omega 3 & Omega 6 from dietary sources.
Studies have shown that the ratio in our diets of these essential fatty acids is off balance, and we need to be consuming more of Omega 3. One major, concentrated source of Omega 3 is oily fish such as mackerel and salmon. The type of Omega 3 contained in these fish is a complex one made up of two types of acids: EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) & DHA (docosahexaenoic acid). This more complex Omega 3 is perfect for our needs.
Those of us out there who are vegetarian, or simply have an aversion to fish, must consume simpler Omega 3 fatty acids from plant sources. These are called ALAs (alpha-linolenic acid), and can be converted in our bodies into EPA & DHA.
You can find foods fortified with Omega 3 fatty acids such as breads, juices, meal bars, margarines and oils. Supplements are also widely available, the most popular being Linseed/Flaxseed oil (which is one of the most concentrated plant sources of Omega 3).
Other good plant based sources of Omega 3 fatty acids are:
Leafy Green Vegetables
For a double hit make a spinach and walnut (see below) salad. Add any other ingredients of your choice.
Walnuts, Brazil Nuts, Hazelnuts, Pecans. Brilliant as a snack instead of chocolate or sweets. Toast slightly under grill for a great taste.
Choose a seeded roll when you go shopping. Sesame seeds also complement any slightly sweet or spicy chilli dressing.
Tahini is a sesame seed paste that is used itself as a dip, and also as a base for some Middle Eastern sauces such as curries, as a 'roux' would be in European cooking.
A great tasting chickpea dip (one of my favourites) made with a tahini base!
Soya Bean Oil, Canola Oil, Rapeseed Oil, Linseed/Flaxseed Oil. Most of these can be found in your local supermarket. Experiment when cooking, marinating and dressing.
Egg yolks, both chicken and duck, are a good source of omega 3 fatty acids.
Sams sells an Omega Complex that combines several sources of the essential fatty acids. It is a better, more complete product than fish oil.
Right on! Grass fed beef and lamb actually beat the fish for DHA and EPA.
Where can I purchase 500mg or 1 gram of omega-3 capsules for lowest price? Local stores or off the internet?
Costco has a great deal on ground flaxseed powder at the moment. It tastes excellent too. I am using it every morning with my breakfast.
Chase the meal with a good Port Wine, or vodka & cranberry juice. Both negate the fish “redux’.
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