When you’re trying to lose weight, it’s hard to believe that the words “good” and “fat” could be assembled in a sentence next to each other.
However the title of this article is not a typo, because besides protein, carbohydrates, and vitamins, your body does require a fat intake.
But before you pick up a fork to indulge in chocolate cake, understand that your body requires a certain type of “good fat” consumption.
There are such things as good fats, some that are essential to your diet.
Essential fatty acids (EFAs) are the building blocks of fats and oils that can’t be naturally made in the human body, and must obtained from food.
One of the most important EFAs to your overall health is Omega-3
Proven to reduce the body’s production of inflammatory compounds, Omega-3 essential fatty acids are also good at targeting leukotrienes chemicals, which when provoked by the presence of free radicals, are known to promote allergies and skin disorders.
Offering a range of health benefits, Omega-3:
- Supports heart health
- Lowers blood pressure
- Reduces risk of colon, breast and prostate cancer
- Helps in weight management
Derived from the molecule called alpha linolenic acid that is metabolized to eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), Omega-3 essential fatty acids are found in high levels of cold water fish, like salmon.
Understanding which foods obtain this essential oil is an important step to taking control of your health.
Not only is fish a good source of protein, but some species acquire an exceptional amount of good fat and fatty acid content.
Cold water fish have the highest levels of Omega-3, because in their natural habitat they consume a diet of plankton rich with the fatty acid.
One cold water fish, salmon, is considered a high-fat fish, and according to Dr Perricone, is vital to your diet.
Besides the physical benefits of Omega-3 in salmon, this cold water fish has been linked to improving psychological problems such as:
- Bipolar Disorders
- Postpartum Depression
- Suicidal Tendencies
Dubbed “salmon therapy,” in a study from Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, researchers found that patients with manic-depressive disorder who had not responded to conventional therapy improved dramatically when given a daily 4-oz. serving of fresh salmon.
Besides salmon, another powerful source of Omega-3 can be found in the seeds of chia.
Being the primary fuel that sustains the legendary Tarahumara runners, chia seeds have been a staple food for the people of Mexico for centuries.
Chia seeds also:
- Contain very little sodium
- Are gluten-free
Besides making an effort to intake Omega-3 rich foods each day, you should also try Perricone products for additional support.
Omega-3 – 90 Day supplement by Dr Perricone will provide the health benefits of Omega-3, while equally improving the health of skin with DMAE.
- Provides ultimate contouring benefits to skin beginning to lose elasticity
- Delivers lifted, tightened, and toned appearance to the skin
- Diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
The ingredients of Omega-3 – 90 Day include:
- Wild Alaskan Salmon Oil
- Fish Gelatin
- Lemon Oil
- Purified Water
Dr Perricone recommends taking 1 capsule 3 times a day with meals, and for weight loss, 3 capsules 3 times a day with meals.
Whether through supplements or food, implementing Omega-3 into your diet is a sure way to shed pounds.
So go ahead and pick up the fork; it’s okay to indulge.