Are you getting enough omega 3 fatty acids? | Healthy food


One thing Americans don’t eat enough of is fish. I often test my clients for their Omega 3 Fatty Acid Index and every time it’s low. There are three types of omega 3 fatty acids: ALA, EPA, and DHA and they have many health benefits.

Interestingly, studies show that people who regularly consume omega-3s are less likely to be depressed. Omega 3s are crucial for brain growth and early development in infants and during pregnancy. Omega 3 fatty acids can also support heart health. Their consumption can lead to a reduction in triglycerides and lower blood pressure in people with hypertension. They can also prevent blood platelets from clumping together. This prevents the formation of dangerous blood clots. Additionally, omega-3 fatty acids can reduce the production of molecules and substances related to inflammation, such as eicosanoids and inflammatory cytokines. I will take fish oil often for pain from heavy workouts or a mild headache.

You can supplement with high quality fish oil and eat wild fish two to three times a week. I like wild salmon, halibut, cod, Wild Planet sardines and anchovies. Try the delicious salmon recipe.

Simple Glazed Salmon


1⁄2 cup of coconut aminos

(it is an alternative to soy sauce)

1⁄4 cup of water

2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar

3-4 tablespoons of coconut sugar

1 1⁄2 tsp. chopped garlic

1 1⁄2 tsp. minced ginger

1⁄2 tbsp. arrowroot powder

1 tbsp. the water

2-4 wild salmon fillets


1. Combine the first six ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat until the sugar has dissolved.

2. Meanwhile, mix 1/2 tsp. arrowroot with 1 tsp. the water. Whisk to combine.

3. Add the arrowroot water mixture to the pot of hot sauce. Increase the heat to medium-high, whisk well and bring to a boil. As soon as it shudders, remove it from the heat. Let it cool down.

4. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Place salmon fillets in a baking dish lined with parchment paper, spaced at least 1 inch apart. Drizzle generously with teriyaki sauce and bake for exactly 16 minutes.

Remove and serve immediately. I like to sear fresh green beans with this or broccoli florets. It’s also delicious on a bed of cauliflower rice. See for more recipes.


Comments are closed.