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Omega-3 and Omega-6 and Your Weight Loss Goals

Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids are essential in maintaining healthier body and mind. Of great importance is a proper balance between these two omegas in our diet. Both play a crucial role in healthy brain function and normal growth and development. The proportion between these two fatty acids is approximately 1:3

baked avocado, smoked salmon, turkey bacon

As these fatty acids cannot be found in the body naturally, they must be introduced to the body through our food sources.

Medical research and clinical studies show Omega-3 fatty acids reduces inflammation in the body and helps prevent many chronic diseases such as heart disease, strokes, circulation problems, skin disorders, gout, ADHD, allergies, depression, and many forms of arthritis.

The most concentrated levels of Omega-3 are found in the brain and are thought to be an important part of human cognitive and behavioral development. For that same reason, it is essential that pregnant women maintain healthy levels of Omega-3 in order to prevent nerve and vision problems in their developing child. The babies who were benefiting from Omega-3 fatty acids while being in their mother’s womb had a significant lead in development of their brain and skills when they were born and graduating to toddlers, tweens and beyond.

What are the most common foods with Omega-3 fatty acids?

• Fish (go for Wild, not Farmed, fish sources to avoid mercury and other heavy metal contaminants) – Wild Salmon, Wild Trout, Wild Tuna, Wild Mackerel, Wild Flounder & many other
• Spinach
• Seabuckthorn berries
• Acai palm fruit
• English walnuts
• Wheat/Oat germ
• Some Omega-3 fortified products like Celebrate Chocolate Truffles (2 truffles = 56mg (35%) of the Daily Value for DHA or Odwala Berries GoMega Food Bars
• Avocado

Do remember to incorporate the Omega-3 rich foods into your diet Daily! Reach out for a healthy snack or just add a handful of nuts or a small bunch of berries to your snack meals. You shall benefit as you go along in life!

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Avocado Boats With Chickpea Salad

Baked Avocado With Egg Filling

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Comments

  1. Thanks for sharing this! I knew that fatty acids were good for your health, but I didn’t know that they helped you lose weight. Great!

    • Celebrate Woman says:

      Paula,
      To simplify an explanation how these fatty acids (good fats) contribute to the weight loss is that they allow other nutrients to get through into your blood stream.
      A lot of nutrients require the presence of certain fatty acids to for them to get into your blood stream and feed your body with the nutrition Nature has created then to deliver to us.

  2. I ate wild salmon yesterday and just had fresh avocado for lunch. These are two of my favorite foods and I love knowing that they are good for me. Salmon is often referred to as brain food so I eat it at least once a week.

  3. I will have to admit I need more of this in my system. I am not a big fish fan and I’m not a huge fan of avocado although I am trying it again.

  4. I knew avocados were healthy, but I didn’t realize what an important role they play in weight loss. I will be sure to add avocados to my weekly rotation.

  5. It’s always important to has a well balanced diet, but especially when you are trying to fuel your body to lose weight. Looks like you know what you are talking about here! Great post!!

  6. I love avacados for the food items they are and for the health benefits.

  7. I love most of those things on there and we just had fish for dinner tonight. Plus who can say no to avocados. Now I have more reasons to eat them

  8. Avocados are basically my favorite food ever and I’m so glad to learn that it is such a healthy part of my diet. I am trying to lose a bit of weight so I will definitely be looking into my omega intake.

  9. oh, this is a good reminder about Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids . Well, I love salmon and avocado and I will always try to think of the food rich in Omega 3 and 6 each time I serve the meal

  10. Avocados are really healthy and that’s why I love adding them in my recipes especially in smoothies and sandwiches. I definitely know the important of Omega 3 especially since it helps keep your heart healthy. It’s one of the best nutrients that we can supply our body with.

  11. I love that you not only let me know about the benefits of omegas but adding the recipes makes it easier for me to add this to my diet. I am headed over not to check out these recipes!

  12. My family don’t have a problem adding Omega fatty acids into our diet! We love fish and avocado!

  13. I am not a huge fan of fish but I definitely need to make smoothies to incorporate some of this goodness. thank you for the tips!

  14. I love avocados…they are delicious in salads, on sandwiches and even on their own! I want to try those Celebrate Chocolate truffles!

  15. Women need these healthy fats in our diet to enable our bodies to make hormones. I love fish and avocados and I have them in my diet as often as I can. I do not have an issue about weight loss. My goal is to maintain my weight right now. I will have to get wheat germ too and add them to my meal planning.

  16. I eat Salmon at least once a week but I need to eat more on your list. I could start with spinach because it’s something we all like.

  17. I love avocados, great to know that when eating them they are keeping me healthy and helping with weight

  18. I had no idea that Omega 3 and Omega 6 could help me lose weight. Bring on the avocados! Thank you for a very informative post.

  19. I am always looking online for new ways to keep myself healthy. I honestly have never heard of Omega-6 before. I have heard of Omega-3’s. I definitely found this article helpful and will be sharing it with my family and friends. Thanks for sharing.

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