Health Diet – Including Omega3 in Your Diet to Prevent Health Problems

There are 3 major types of Omega 3. These fatty acids are very important in a bodies health and how it functions. As we can not produce these vital fats naturally we therefore have to find them in their natural state in a food source. So remember – if you do not eat foods containing these fatty acids your body is unable to compensate for this deficiency and your health will deteriorate.

The 3 types that are found are:

ALA [alpha linolenic acid]
EPA [eicosapentaenoic acid]
and DNA [docosahexaenoic acid].

As you can see they are all different types, the most readily absorbed fatty acids are EPA and DNA. ALA is mostly derived from vegetable sources and the body naturally converts this fatty acid into DNA and EPA for quicker absorption. Our bodies have the ability to break them all down and put them all to good use thus preventing some major illnesses.

EPA and DHA are found in the following foods:

* Cold water fish of which salmon, mackerel, sardines, herring, cod, halibut and tuna are some of them
* fresh seaweed – yes we can eat this.
* Products that are organically raised these include chickens, their free range eggs and grass-fed beef

APA is found in the following:

* Leafy dark green vegetables
* Crushed flax seeds
* Raw walnuts
* hemp seeds
* soybeans
* pumpkin seeds
* there are different vegetable oils and oils that are made from these omega 3 foods

Health Benefits – known to treat or prevent the following conditions:

* high cholesterol
* high blood pressure
* heart disease
* stroke
* diabetes
* arthritis
* osteoporosis
* depression
* bipolar disorder
* schizophrenia
* Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
* burns and skin disorders
* inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
* asthma
* eye disease (such as muscular degeneration and glaucoma)
* menstrual pain
* breast cancer
* colon cancer
* prostate cancer
* ulcers
* migraine headaches
* preterm labor
* emphysema
* psoriasis
* Lyme disease
* lupus
* panic attacks

and last but not least – weight loss.

Studies have shown that by balancing our omega3 and omega6 [no need to panic here as our normal diets tend to be packed with Omega-6] fatty acids in our diet we can lead a long and healthy life [Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids are considered polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs)].

A lot of people out there find it real hard to balance the above out, due to time restraints or just general bad eating habits. So why not try taking supplements to improve your omega 3 intake, these are available over the counter at any health store or pharmacy.

As with all health diets – remember to query them with your doctor if you have any known medical problems.

Health-Diet-Fitness Goals and Goal Setting

Sometimes getting started and staying with a project can be the most difficult thing of all. Why is this? Why does it seem to be in our nature to begin something and then
struggle to find the time or energy to stay the course?

Basic human nature. We need to learn about ourselves and just the human tendency to
put off today what we can do tomorrow.

We all struggle with procrastination particularly when it comes to our health, diet and fitness regimen.
One thing we all can do is set goals for ourselves. When setting these goals, it is
very important to set realistic goals – goals that are attainable and within our reach and are realistic.

Whether our goal is to get in the best physical shape of our lives, or to get ripped and muscular, we need to be realistic yet driven to succeed.

I know from personal experience (having lost 44 pounds and keeping it off), that proper and REALISTIC goals are attainable in your fitness program. Just by applying
oneself to a proper health, diet and fitness program and proper nutrition,
you can achieve FANTASTIC results. Regardless of whether you desire to just get and
stay lean and healthy, or you want to buff up and get ripped – you can begin today.

You can start today. Learn which exercise provides the best results and as much as you can about proper diet and nutrition and the best way to
achieve the results you desire.

Start your journey today! If I did it, I know you can too. Today is the day to start
on your journey to health and vitality. Don’t put it off. Give yourself the gift of
good health and look GREAT too!

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