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09-Jun-2011

O-Mazing Omegas

Enjoy the Good Fats

Oh, those o-mazing Omegas. These “good fats” contain EFAs (essential fatty acids), key to nervous system and brain health. EFAs support your immune system, aid in cellular repair and help with depression. Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids are necessary for human health and may help lower risk of heart disease. They also help eliminate the “bad fats” that are responsible for high cholesterol by escorting them to your liver where they are broken down and excreted.

Flaxseeds and flaxseed oil are a great vegetarian source of EFAs; one tablespoon of flaxseed oil can provide your daily nutritional requirement. Sprinkle ground flaxseeds onto cereals, salads and use in baking (ground flax seeds with water work as a great egg replacer!). Other good sources include avocados, brazil nuts, raw coconut oil, grape seed oil, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, pine nuts, sunflower seeds, olive oil and black currant seeds. So, out with the bad fats and make room for the Omegas!

Recommended: Flax for Life!: 101 Delicious Recipes and Tips Featuring Fabulous Flax Oil by Jade Beautler and Omega 3 Cuisine by Alan Roettinger

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