Seafood, high in omega-3s, is a top superfood and here’s why:
- Good for the brain – acts like a mood stabilizer, prevents strokes, lowers the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and alleviates attention deficit disorder
- Good for the heart – lowers high blood pressure and high blood cholesterol; prevents blood clots, heart attacks and the heart from misfiring
- Good for the gut – reduces the risk of colon cancer, lessens diabetes and inflammatory bowel disease
- Good for the eyes – keeps eyes moist, improves visual acuity and lessens age-related macular degeneration
- Good for the bones – reduces risk of osteoporosis; keeps joints lubricated
- Good for the skin – softens skin and prevents eczema, dermatitis
- Helps control weight – more nutrient dense; fill full with less calories
- Less cancer risk – especially prostate and colorectal
- Less asthma – anti-inflammatory protection against bronchitis
- Better immune system – also prevents arthritis, colitis, and others listed above
Call to action:
According to the U.S. National Institutes of Health and the International Society of the Study of Fatty Acids and Lipids you should eat at least 600 milligrams of omega-3s (DHA and EPA) per day, which is based on pure science. You can do this by eating 6 ounces of wild salmon (not farm raised*) twice a week.
*Note: Farm raised fish is less expensive but contains fewer healthy fats and more pollutants.
To your wellness,
p.s. Source: Prime-Time Health by Williams Sears, pg. 191 – 193