Omega-3 Shopping List

Add omega-3s into your diet naturally with these foods.

Omega-3 Shopping List

Omega-3s are an essential nutrient for your body and the first to suffer when you start to diet. It’s important that you have a sufficient intake of about 500-1000mg of omega-3s each day to prevent dry skin, risk for cardiovascular disease, joint pain, and inflammation. You can take supplements to get the proper dose, but an easy and more delicious way to get omega-3s is through eating foods naturally containing the nutrient. Find out what foods you need to eat to get more omega-3s into your diet.

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Fatty Fish

Fatty fish like salmon, tuna, and sardines are omega-3 super foods that you should eat two to three times a week to get your nutrient fix.

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Is This the Best Snack to Help You Maintain Your Weight Loss?

It could also help lower your heart rate and bad cholesterol.

Is trying to lose weight — and keep it off — driving you nuts? Well, maybe it should drive you to nuts. New findings published in the journal Nutrients highlight the power nuts may have on successful weight loss.

Nuts vs. Pretzels

UCLA researchers put 95 overweight or obese folks ages 30–68 on a diet that provided 500 calories less than needed to maintain their resting metabolic rate for 12 weeks, then maintenance for another 12. The diet included 1.5 ounces of mixed nuts for half the group and pretzels for the others (both "snacks" delivered the same amount of calories).

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