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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

What's your food pet peeve?
Updated 8/28/2014 10:59:44 PM

My food pet peeve (for today) is having to cut the stems off each spinach leaf when you buy fresh spinach. What's yours? 234...  Read more

HELP! Food Tracker is not working!
Updated 8/28/2014 6:03:09 PM

When I'm looking for a food, it does open the suggestion list, but then when I choose one, nothing happens - the Add menu is not opening! Also, it doesn't let me switch between Search, Recent and Favorites tabs. Luckily, I have the Android app on...  Read more

creating new foods
Updated 8/27/2014 1:48:21 PM

Hi, I am tracking with my partner, and want to create some of our go to foods, like our morning smoothie - how do I create a food in the calorie tracker that can be shared publicly, not just go into my favourites? Thanks, JB...  Read more

food shopping - not sure
Updated 8/24/2014 11:47:42 PM

Come tomorrow I am off to do my food shopping but wanted to double check my plan is ok. I have not been on a diet in a long time. My plan is breakfast will be multigrain toast or something I can take to work to eat Lunches will be salad with li...  Read more

Free Food Urges
Updated 8/25/2014 12:43:00 AM

Does anyone have a trick to knuckle down on free food cravings? I'm in college and there's often food at church, in the science building, work, etc. And I naturally think "I should eat as much as I can and sneak as much out as I can" to get the most...  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