omega fish

anonymous asked:

I know that you study nutrition so I want to ask you about something I'm concerned about. Omega 3 vegan sources come from walnuts, flaxseed, chia seeds and such. This comes in the form if ALA which is converted by the body to DHA and EPA. My question is how much of it is actually converted and is the amount converted enough to keep us from being deficient? Do i have to take algea oil supplements to satisfy DHA and EPA or do i not worry about it?

The amount of ALA that your body converts to DHA and EPA is completely dependent on your physical needs. Your body will only convert what it requires, and yes, you will very easily get enough without supplementation 😊

While we are on this topic…

The idea that we need omega 3 from fish, or that ALA is not efficiently converted to DHA & EPA is just fear mongering by corporations who would like to sell more of their product. Omega 3 actually comes from plants in the first place… the fish eat this and the fish’s body converts the ALA to DHA & EPA, and it accumulates in its tissues. Why bother getting this EFA second-hand through a dead animal when our body is more than capable of making the conversion itself? Not only that, but most of the fish for sale today is farmed and fed wheat, corn and soy much like land farm animals, and so there is next to no omega 3 in its flesh anyway.

Also, we do not need as much omega 3 as we are led to believe. It is essential (we must eat it, we cannot produce it ourselves), but that doesn’t mean we need to go overboard. What’s important is that we balance out our omega 3 to 6 ratio. We get an insane amount of omega 6 fats from animal products and vegetable oils, in turn creating an imbalance and perceived “need” to consume more omega 3, when really if you just lower your omega 6 consumption (cut out animal products and oils - you’ll still get some from whole plant foods high in fat), you’ll be much healthier.

cecesaurus  asked:

I've been using fish oil to manage my hyperactivity. It's been almost a month and I've been somewhat calmer and I'm not as loud. It doesn't do anything for inattention, however, but I've noticed that I'm considerably moody now. Has anyone else tried to use supplements to manage their symptoms? I know I have a scary temper, but I feel like it's amplified.

There are some studies on the effects of fish oil and Omega-3 fatty acids when it comes to mood disorders like depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder. Some research has also been done on treatment of ADHD with Omega-3. Generally speaking fish oil does improve symptoms in some cases, both in mood disorders and ADHD, but this effect is far from consistent and the effect is only seen in a small subset of people. Basically, fish oil can be helpful for some people while others aren’t affected at all. According to research, this difference can be because of several things. In general, individuals react to substances differently. The quality of the fish oil can also have an effect, as well as the ingredients in it. 

Based on this I’d say it’s possible that the fish oil is affecting your mood. However it’s also worth it to consider if there have been a lot of stressful things happening in your life lately, since that can affect your mood. 

Here are links to two articles I found on the subject; one on Omega-3 and depression and another on Omega-3 and ADHD. 

Article 1

Article 2

-Becca

3 Day - Detox!

Alright guys i’m gonna give you a daily recipe for one of my favorite short detox. You’re gonna do this for 3 days.

This Detox is gonna put nutrients back in you, remove a lot of bad bacteria and toxins in your body and add antioxidants. It will clean out your kidneys, and promote energy! Your skin, hair!

It tastes soooooo good too. 

I will add you should probably go out and get yourself a good probiotic, Omega - 3 Fish Oil and a multivitamin as this will put more micronutrients back into your body and promote good bacteria you’ll digest easier, turn off genes that contribute to belly fat, and absorb nutrients much better and fill in nutritional gaps. Especially if you normally don’t eat right!

You will notice a difference especially if you’ve never been on a detox before. Depending on how you’re used to eating, the results can be a couple of pounds gone, increased energy, you might feel nauseous, but it’s for a good cause.  

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Morning Detox Tea

Green Tea + Lemon Slice

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Late Morning Juice (Blend)

1 Cup of Water

2 Teaspoons of lemon juice

1 Cup of Strawberries

¼ Cup of Baby Spinach

1 Banana

1 Tablespoon of Flaxseed

¼ Cup of Almond Milk

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Probiotic + 1 Multivitamin

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Afternoon Juice (Same as above)

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Fish Oil + Last Multivitamin

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Dinner Drink

1 Cup Of Water

1 Cup of Blueberries

½ Cup of Pineapple Slices

2 Teaspoon of Lemon Juice

1 Tablespoon of Flaxseed

¼ Cup Avocado

½ Cup of Raw Baby Spinach

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Before Bed (Camomile Tea)

(You’re gonna sleep so well after the camomile tea)