By now, you should understand the important role that omega-3 fatty acids play in your diet. These healthy fatty acids have been shown to improve brain health, lower blood pressure, improve blood vessel function, lower triglycerides, reduce overall inflammation and much more.
But here's the thing: Most of us aren't getting anywhere near the daily recommend 250 mg intake of omega-3s…
An obvious way to up your intake of omega-3s is to take a fish oil supplement. A not-so-obvious way is to opt for organic over conventional when it comes to milk and meat. According to new research, organic milk and meat contains up to 50% more omega-3 fatty acids than the conventional types. Keep reading for the full scoop!
The organic health halo – should you really buy into it?
Experts often warn that you shouldn’t automatically assume that a food product is healthier because it’s certified organic. Think of it this way – an organic cookie is, sadly, still just a cookie. However, when it comes to meat and milk, organic actually is more nutritious. This is according to a new study published in the British Journal of Nutrition
The study, conducted by researchers at Newcastle University in the United Kingdom, is the largest of its kind to date. It reviewed data from 263 previously published studies and compared the nutritional merits of organic and conventional meat and milk. The study concluded that both organic milk and meat pack about 50% more omega-3 fatty acids than their conventional counterparts.
This group of nutrients is not only the answer to boosting your mood... Preventing Alzheimer's and dementia... It's also 8 TIMES MORE EFFECTIVE than an Anti-Depressant!...
Nature’s secret to optimum mental health...
And it’s all thanks to the “Omega 3 Effect”
Protects you from depression and other mood disorders including schizophrenia.
Improves memory and learning. (In fact, studies show kids who take Omega 3 supplements do better at school, score higher in tests and have fewer behavioural issues than those who don’t.)
Fights age-related memory loss and senior moments synonymous with dementia and Alzheimer’s.
And protects against stress-related job burnout.
Organic animals’ diets are responsible for the difference in omega-3 fatty acids…
The study authors suspect that organic animals’ diets are to thank for the difference in omega-3s because they tend to include more grass and forage, and less grain. So, does this mean you can reach your daily quota of omega-3s by simply opting for organic dairy and beef? Not necessarily…
Two cups of organic whole milk only contains 16% of your recommended daily needs, while a single serving of salmon delivers over 100%. However, going organic can get you closer to your daily quota of omega-3 fatty acids.
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