June 21, 2018

Benefits of EPA and DHA Omega-3s

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What are EPA and DHA Omega-3s, what benefits do they provide, what foods are EPA/DHA found in, what recipes can you make with them and what supplements to take.

I love the Nature Made® Omega-3 500mg EPA + DHA, Burpless supplements which I've been taking for years. They are affordable, easy to find (I bought mine at Walmart) and come in a few different varieties so you can choose which one is best for your needs. Nature Made® recently changed their packaging to really showcase that their product is rich in EPA and DHA Omega-3s from the fish oil which is what really matters. Check the front of the label to see that the active ingredients with heart-healthy benefits that are the EPA and DHA. Nature Made® is also the #1 Pharmacist recommended vitamin and supplement brand!*

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Salmon Texas Caviar
In our household, my 3 year old knows exactly what Omega-3 is good for. We keep our answer simple and will delve more into it as time goes on. Her answer: our hearts! Omega-3 is such an important nutrient and many people's diets are lacking in Omega-3 fatty acids. I want to talk about what Omega-3s are, why you need them, what foods you can find them in and more. 

Super simple veggie-loaded salmon salad that is my kid's favorite lunch in the world!

What is EPA and DHA?

Fish oil naturally has Omega-3 fatty acids which are healthy fats that our bodies need. The main Omega-3s in fish oil are EPA and DHA. 

Why consume EPA and DHA? 

EPA and DHA play supporting roles in heart health. Consuming EPA and DHA may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease.

Healthier Sardine Stroganoff features sauteed mushroom, onions and garlic with a Greek yogurt based balsamic-wine sauce and omega-3 rich sardines served over egg noodles! www.nutritionistreviews.com
Healthier Sardine Stroganoff

Food Sources of EPA and DHA

While there are quite a few sources of Omega-3 fatty acids in the form of ALA such as flax seeds, chia seeds and walnuts, EPA and DHA mostly come from fish and fish oils.

Fish rich in EPA and DHA

-Sea bass
Mexican Sardine Salad Stuffed Avocados features a sardine salad made with tomatoes, bell peppers, corn and green onion with a tangy vinaigrette stuffed in a ripe avocado for an easy, nutritious meal! www.nutritionistreviews.com
Mexican Sardine Stuffed Avocados

Recipes Rich in EPA and DHA

Omega-3 Supplements

I know that I personally do not get enough Omega-3 in my diet on a daily basis which is why I take Omega-3 supplements. Since it is so important for us, I take a daily supplement to ensure that my needs are being met. My husband, daughter and son also take Omega-3 supplements with EPA and DHA to meet their Omega-3 needs. I love any of the Omega-3 supplements from Nature Made®.

This time, I bought the Nature Made® Omega-3 500mg EPA+DHA, Burpless with the new packaging that shows that the product has EPA and DHA. This change helps you know when you're shopping that you found the right supplement. It comes with a 125 day supply which I love so I don't have to remember to stock-up for awhile. I also love the Full-Strength Mini variety which you just have to take 1 small pill instead of two larger ones. The burp-less varieties are great because they are specially coated to help prevent a fishy odor and aftertaste. 

The Nature Made® Omega-3s have no added colors, artificial flavors and the fish oil used comes from wild caught ocean fish, not farm raised fish. Text OMEGA3 to 555888 and watch a quick video from Nature Made® to learn more about your Heart Health and Omega-3s at Walmart. 

† These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease* Based on a survey of pharmacists who recommend branded vitamins and supplements.

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