It’s no lie that a lot of the time our diets lack in the recommended daily value of certain nutrients. One of these nutrients that tends to get overlooked is Omega-3 Fatty Acids. The word “fat” tends to get a bad reputation, but actually, there are certain healthy fats that our bodies need to function and can benefit from. Omega-3 intake is linked to cardiovascular improvements like lowered blood pressure and lowered risk of heart attack. For our mental and cognitive states, Omega-3 is associated with boosted mood and happiness as well as increased memory functioning. For the musculoskeletal system, Omega-3s are known to help with joint pain.
Hopefully we can all agree that Omega-3s are a necessity, especially as we age and are facing the threat of more health related issues. Omega-3s have all these great unlimited benefits, but unfortunately come from very limited sources. Fish (seafood), certain nuts and seeds, and egg yolks are the main food sources of the nutrient. If you don’t typically get your hands (or mouths) on any of these Omega nutrient foods, it is very important that you are using supplementation as an alternative. That being said, we wanted to share a couple of our favorite and easy Omega-3 rich recipes.
First up is Lemon Garlic Salmon Foil Packs with Green Beans and New Potatoes. We love this recipe because it is very low maintenance. It takes very little food prep and makes an entire meal in perfectly proportioned foil packets. The 6oz of salmon in the recipe can pack a mega Omega punch with 1,000-2,000 mg (depending on where the fish came from). The veggies and the fish are perfectly seasoned with hints of lemon and garlic making it a deliciously filling meal.
If fish isn’t your thing, we also wanted to share the Coconut and Chia Seed Crusted Chicken Fingers with you. Chia seeds contain the plant based version of Omega-3 Fatty Acids. We love this recipe because, again, it is easy and takes little time to throw together. It gives the great crunchy texture of fried chicken and still tastes amazing without adding the extra calories and fat. The chia seed serving in this recipe offers around 500-1000 mg of Omega-3s.
Although, both of these recipes provide sufficient amounts of Omega-3s, it is important to iterate that supplementation is still necessary. Chances are, you are not going to have these meals every day, and with Omega 3 resources being so minimal, we need to be smart about our nutrient intake. Our Omega-3 Priority product is one of the best Omega-3 supplements on the market offering a premium blend of the fatty acids that is pure and concentrated. Watch as Omega-3s make mega improvements on your health!