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Omega 3 Foods Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Omega 3 Foods.

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The Mega Benefits of Omega 3s

In a college nutrition class I took back in the 90s, I overheard a classmate boasting to a small group about how she only ate fat-free food. Most of America was still in the clutches of the fat-free craze, and my classmate’s views weren’t...  Read more

Reduce Asthma Symptoms with Omega 3s

Omega-3 fatty acids seem to be good for everything, and a new study of their effect on exercise-induced asthma is yet another example of the benefits of this healthy type of fat. A study at Indiana University found that adults with mild-to-moderate p...  Read more

Wild or Farmed Fish: What's Better?

These days, an increasing number of health-conscious consumers are choosing to eat fish for its heart-healthy benefits. The American Heart Association recommends that adults eat fish twice a week to meet their needs for omega-3 fatty acids, but how d...  Read more

The Quest for Functional Foods

All kinds of foods provide nutrients that your body needs. But some foods, known as "functional foods," do more for you body than just provide nutrients. They may also play a role in the prevention and treatment of certain chronic diseases....  Read more

A Healthy Diet for Dealing with Depression

Although the foods you eat cannot treat depression, your diet does have significant effects on your mood, energy levels, mental health, and your ability to cope with stress. If you suffer from depression or seasonal affective disorder (SAD), certain...  Read more

Just food for thought! The greatest thing is that
Updated 12/19/2014 9:25:26 AM

Just food for thought! The greatest thing is that you have 24 hours in front of you. The past is gone and the future is distant. So today you can make a difference by taking one step towards your healthy goal. What is your goal for today ladies?...  Read more

Survived my first big holiday food challenge-Yanke
Updated 12/18/2014 9:36:08 PM

Survived my first big holiday food challenge-Yankee Swap at work catered with fried food and full if homemade baker sweets. I grabbed my cottage cheese, choked most of it down before deciding I hate cottage cheese, but it staved off the hunger until...  Read more

You can always write your food choices/measurement
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You can always write your food choices/measurements in a journal, then go back and log them in the Spark tracker. It will do all that cumbersome math for you!...  Read more

Same here, ILLY. I love food. My sister is that "t
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Same here, ILLY. I love food. My sister is that "taller, thinner" person like your friend. She never got down to 110 even playing sports. She's stabilized around 130-135 (at 5'4") but looks thinner. We both got serious boobage thanks to genetics....  Read more

Keeping a food journal inatead of tracking calorie
Updated 12/18/2014 2:53:48 PM

Keeping a food journal inatead of tracking calories.....opinions?...  Read more

Fat-Fighting Four

Calcium, Vitamin D, Omega-3s, and Fiber. Make it simple. Calcium food sources: Fat-free milk and low-fat dairy, spinach, kale, broccoli, and white beans. Vitamin D food Sources: Salmon and sardines, fortified Milk, a vitamin D supplement, eggs Omeg...  Read more

If your Depressed or in a Blue Mood try this

Olive Oil reduces inflamation in the brain. People who eat a lot of trans fat that are found in donuts, pasteries, crackers and the like, are more likely to have inflamation of the brain which causes depression. Dehydration can also cause a person...  Read more

CHOCOLATE LOVERS UNITE!!

Are you PASSIONATE about chocolate? Do you see it as a food group?! Join other Chocoholics for discussions, recipe-swapping, & help in keeping this important food group alive!...  Read more

Are You Spending Too Much for Omega-3's?

In 2008, over-the-counter fish oil supplement sales in the United States nearly topped $740 million. Add to that the additional $1.8 billion spent on other omega-3 fortified foods like margarine and peanut butter and you can see that omega-3 is big b...  Read more

Is There Any Benefit to an Anti-Inflammation Diet?

The body's immune system is a marvelous thing. When an unwanted antigen invades the body, armies of white blood cells work hard to provide protection. The body produces antibodies to destroy whatever it perceives to be harmful. Typically, that means...  Read more