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Tip of the Week: Omega 3

Omega 3’s plays a vital role in the health of the membrane of every cell in our body. The benefits include reducing the risk of heart disease and stroke while helping to reduce symptoms of hypertension, depression, ADHD, joint pain and other rheumatoid problems, as well as certain skin ailments. Some research has even shown that omega-3s can boost the immune system and help protect us from an array of illnesses including Alzheimer's disease.

The recommendation [for omega-3s] is two servings of fish a week. If you don’t eat fish, then flax seed is a great source of Omega 3’s. Flax seed is sold as whole seeds, ground seeds, or oil and is high in fiber too. Other sources of omega-3s include canola oil, broccoli, cantaloupe, kidney beans, spinach, grape leaves, Chinese cabbage, cauliflower, and walnuts.

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08/30/2011 2:50AM
Tip of the Week: Omega 3
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