What do they do, and how do I get them if I don’t like fish?
These are questions I get nearly everyday.
There is always the option to supplement. But, some people don’t like the dreaded “fish burp.” I have found a couple
of ways around it; first keep them in the freezer and take them right
before you eat. Second, they sell Enteric Coated omegas and most vitamin
stores that will not break down until they are way past your stomach so
there is no risk of having a “when did I eat fish?” moment.
Even though supplementing is an option, whole foods are always a
healthier choice. And for those of us who can only handle so much fish
in a week, here are some other options that I found on the livestrong
Omega 3: A few functions that our bodies utilize
omega-3 fatty acids for include: forming cell membranes, eye health,
nerve cell development, maintaining healthy cholesterol levels,
prevention of menstrual syndrome and postmenopausal hot flushes.
2. "omega-3" eggs
3. Edamame (Soybeans)
Omega 6: Omega-6 fatty acids are much more prevalent in the Western
diet. They are also critically important to our body's proper
functioning. A short list of omega-6 fatty acids role in the body
includes: brain function, healthy skin, muscle growth and repair.
Our body is capable of manufacturing omega-9 fatty acids. Therefore, it
is not as critical that we get them directly from the diet as it is for
omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. Omega-9 fatty acids are derived from
monounsaturated fats, whereas the omega-3 and 6 are derived from
polyunsaturated fats. Health benefits of omega-9 fatty acids include:
improving cholesterol levels, proper heart health and improving immune
1. Olive Oil