Fitness Tips: October 15, 2013

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Healthy Lifestyle Tip: Why Omega-3 Fatty Acids Are Good for You and Where to Find Them
Omega-3 fatty acids are the good-for-you fats that protect your heart by reducing your risk for cardiovascular disease. Omega-3s also have anti-inflammatory properties that may help fight disease, boost your mind and mood, and reduce symptoms of inflammatory conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis.

How Much Do You Need? Think in threes: Eating 3 ounces of non-fried fish – rich in omega-3 fatty acids – three times a week. Not a fish lover? Many nuts, seeds, and plant oils are good sources too.

Good Sources of Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Cold-water fish tend to have the highest levels of omega-3 fatty acids. Try these:
  • Salmon
  • Haddock
  • Trout
  • Tuna
  • Mackerel
  • Sardines
  • Cod
Nuts and seeds are also good sources for omega-3s:
  • Flaxseeds and flaxseed oil
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Walnuts
  • Canola oil
  • Olive oil