Fitness Buffhq, founder of Just Fitness hub, says that Omega-3 fatty acids are essential fats that your body cannot produce on its own.
In this article, you will learn how Omega-3 foods are essential for keeping you fit and healthy as you age.
The main parts of a holistic lifestyle are a good diet and nutrition that offer all the vitamins, minerals, protein, and good fat, especially omega-3. We keep hearing that Omega-3, a much-needed nutrient for our body, can be obtained from certain foods or supplements. You must be interested in discovering the truth behind so much hype about hormonal balance and natural omega-3 foods.
Fitness Buffhq, a Certified Nutritionist, recently captioned a post on Instagram, “Balance your hormones naturally by eating the right food procured from nature.“
He says plant sources like olive oil, flax seeds, walnuts, avocados, and animal sources like salmon are Omega-3-rich foods.
Before we explain how these omega-3-rich foods help, let’s understand why are Omega-3 fatty acids vital for your health.
Omega 3 Fatty Acids Health Benefits
Omega-3 fatty acids are essential for many bodily functions, including brain-heart health, brain development, heart health, and immune function.
Lower Blood Pressure
They improve cholesterol levels and reduce blood pressure, so they help protect your heart, lowering the risks of heart attack and stroke.
Omega-3 fatty acids offer many additional benefits, including reducing inflammation throughout the body, which can improve overall health and well-being.
Although the strongest evidence is the beneficial effects of Omega-3 on heart diseases, research has shown that Omega-3-rich foods improve hormone balance and metabolic profile too.
The three main types of omega-3 fatty acids are alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), found in plant-based foods, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), contained in seafood.
How You Can Include Omega 3s In Your Diet?
Health experts recommend incorporating omega-3-rich foods into your diet to achieve hormonal balance and nourishing benefits. Include these nutritional gems into the diet: fatty fish like salmon, mackerel, sardines, flaxseeds, chia seeds, walnuts, and algae-based supplements. These foods help in improving your EPA and DHA levels.
Though salmon and mackerel are excellent sources of linolenic-type omega-3 fatty acids, flax seeds, and almonds are good options for vegetarians. You can eat chia seeds and powdered flax seeds as such or sprinkle them over fruit salads, or mix them with yogurt. Let the chia seeds soaked in yogurt for 10-15 minutes before eating. I mix powdered-flax seeds and pumpkin seeds with oats, almond, or low-fat dairy milk and heat the mix for two minutes to prepare my breakfast oatmeal dish.
Fitness Buffhq emphasizes avoiding processed foods and excessive amounts of trans and saturated fats. These fats can mess up your hormone balance and contribute to health problems, like increased bad cholesterol levels, heart disease, and obesity.
About Author: Renu Bakshi, AKA Fitness Buffhq, is ISSA Certified Elite Trainer. He passed Personal Fitness Trainer Course, Nutrition Health Coach course & Specialist Exercise Therapy course from ISSA, USA obtaining + 97% marks. He shares his experience and knowledge about nutrition and effective workouts to get you in the best shape of your life, no matter how old you may be. The author says: “For me, age is just a number!”