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The Omega Factor

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The Omega Factor
By Becky Campos

The following is a small correction on my April blog.
The April blog should be titled “The Omega Factor” not Trans fats.

I have dedicated the following months: April, May and June to what I call the Omega 3, 6 and 9 Factor.  I have already covered the dangers of the overconsumption of Omega-6 fatty acids in the American diet in my April blog.  Please refer to my April blog for more information on Omega-6 fatty acids.  In this months blog I want to define Omega-3 fatty acids and its benefits to your health.

Understanding the Omega Factor will assist you in replacing dangerous, unhealthy foods with nutritious whole food.  In order to build a strong line of defense against sickness and disease it is important to identify the differences between Omega 3, 6 and 9 fatty acids and the role they each play in reclaiming your health and preventing disease.

Omega 3, 6 and 9 come from different sources and the ratio you consume them in will affect your health for better or for worse.  The questions of how, when, where and why we need them and where to safely get them from are really very simple to answer.  I did three things with what I call the Omega Factor.  I studied them for myself, I mastered applying the information to my food in take and I have summarized the life saving, life changing information in these fact sheets for others.  Here are a few facts to consider about Omega-3 fatty acids.

Omega-3 fats are found in fish, flaxseed, hemp seed, pumpkin seed, some nuts and broccoli.

Omega-3 fats have four nutrients essential for simple health, EPA, DHA, vitamin A and D.

The best source of Omega-3 fats is found in Broccoli, Salmon, and Flaxseed.

It is difficult to get your daily amounts of Omega-3 fats if you are not consistent in consuming walnuts, nuts, Flax seed, Broccoli and a plant based diet.

You may choose to take a Cod Liver oil supplement.  However you must weigh the dangers of taking the processed oil if you are not engaged in exercise and a plant based diet.
Cod Liver oil supplements or Omega-3 capsules have been recently proposed as a healthy alternative instead of consuming your Omega-3 fatty acids from whole foods.  However this recommendation should come with the following information:

Consuming fish oils in capsule form are best utilized by the body if you are engaged in a consistent regiment of exercise, eating primarily a plant based diet with little animal product consumption, drinking plenty of water, fresh air and sunshine, sleep and rest.

Taking fish oil capsules with out consistently adding raw fruits and vegetables, grains, nuts, water and exercise to your daily health regiment can cause fish oils to become rancid in your body.

If you decide to take a fish oil capsule make sure you purchase a high quality supplement.  It is better to buy it from a company that specializes in fish oils or specifically in health.

Fish oils can act like blood thinners.  If you have a bleeding disorder you should consult your doctor before taking them.  Diabetic patients should consult their medical doctor before taking fish oil capsules.  Patients having surgery should not consume fish oil capsules before and after surgery.  These facts do not apply to Omega-3 fats from whole food sources.  (Broccoli, Flax seed, Fish, nuts)

You would have to eat great quantities of fish to get the necessary Omega-3 fats simple health demands.

Omega-3 fats help change breast fat.   It lowers the risk of free radical boosting effect that takes place in the breast.

Omega-3 fats lubricate your body.

Omega-3 fats reduce inflammation.

Omega-3 fats are essential for simple health.

Flax seed is a beautiful source of weak estrogen, Omega-3 fats and fiber.

Simple Health Ministries recommendation:
Consume on a daily basis fresh ground flax seed and broccoli.
Consume on a weekly basis no more than 4 ounces of salmon twice a week.
Consume walnuts and other nuts and seeds four times a week.  They may also be consumed daily in moderate amounts.  Be sure to eat them raw not processed.  Use them in your recipes.
The ratio between consumption of Omega-3 fats and Omega-6 fats is out of balance in the American diet.  Omega-6 fats are over consumed and Omega-3 fats are under consumed.

Remember to decrease your Omega-6 fats and increase your Omega-3 fats.

Simple Health Tip:
I add a table spoon of flax seed to my early morning fruit smoothie every day.

I add the stem/stalk of a broccoli to my vegetable smoothie and consume it every day.  This keeps me consistently consuming my Omega-3 fatty acids from whole food sources.

If you choose to consume your Omega-3 fatty acids from whole food you must do so consistently.  Consider it your prescription to better health.

Experience How Simple Health Really Is!

Becky