Super Nutrient Spotlight: Omega-3 Fatty Acids & Omega-3 Power Smoothie Recipe
- Lower Triglicerides
- Lower Blood Pressure
- Decrease Homocysteine Levels
- Improve Depression and Mood
- Improve Cognitive Function and Prevent Dementia
- Lessen Rheumatoid Arthritis and Asthma
- Reduce Inflammation Throughout the Body
- Reduce Cardiac Deaths
- Reduce Stroke
- Alleviate Insulin Resistance and Fatty Liver Disease
OK … But do they taste good???
Omega-3s can be found in some rather delicious plant foods. Such as …
Flax Seeds and Flax Oil
Omega-3s are also fairly abundant in many leafy greens, with spinach having an omega 6:3 ratio of 1:5.
Here’s a chart of Omega-3 ratios for the best sources of this vital nutrient.
- 2 handfuls spinach ($.60)
- 2 handfuls kale ($.60)
- 1 tablespoon ground flax seeds ($.10)
- 2 tablespoons ground chia seeds ($.20)
- 1 carrot, peeled and chopped ($.05)
- 1 banana, sliced into one inch pieces and frozen ($.20)
- 1 cup frozen strawberries ($.60)
- 1 cup water
- Place all ingredients into a blender and puree until very smooth.
nutritional information: calories: 370 fat: 7 gr carbs: 48 gr protein: 8 gr