A Dietary Lifeline By Way Of Fatty Acids

Lack of omega-3 fatty acids could be the reason your health has been failing. For your diet to improve, it must contain high omega-3 fatty acids. A diet that has fish is a healthy diet too. Fish are a huge bank of omega-3 fatty acids. Salmon, the pink or peach-coloured flaky fish has been declared a nutritional wonder among the different types of fish. Salmon has a strong olfactory retention. They are born in fresh water; navigate to the open sea and return to spawn in their birthplace. It is the homing mechanism that makes them an excellent food source.

Salmon may not be a fat-burning agent, but its strength lies as a rich source of lean protein which aptly fits into the healthy diet program when taken twice or thrice in a week. But also, do not forget mackerel, tuna and sardines are also good sources of omega-3 fatty acids.

Vegetable oils such as soybean oil, safflower, and corn oil are a source of low polyunsaturated fatty acids. You are therefore advised to use olive oil in cooking and as a seasoning in the salad. Research points that a diet rich in olive oil plays a major function in the prevention of heart disease, some types of cancers, obesity, dementia, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis and Alzheimer’s disease.

The importance of whole grains in a meal cannot be overemphasized. They are low in calories and high in fibre. This helps increase the stomach’s sensation of fullness. But even then omega-fatty acids should never lack in your diet.