Omega 3 oils are known as the anti-inflammatory oils as they are essential for reducing damaging inflammation in the body. Also necessary to keep our hormones balanced, our brains sparking, our bodies and skin young, supple and glowing as well as lots of other essential functions that keep us feeling tip-top. In fact omega essential 3 oils are called essential because we have to eat them as we cannot make them in the body. The easiest sources of omega 3 are from oily fish and seeds such as flax and chia. Here are some ways you can make sure you get enough omega 3 everyday... 

  • Make up a ground seed mix once a week and store in a sealed glass jar in the fridge
  • Store fats ideally in a glass container, many plastic containers will leach chemicals and fat is particularly good at absorbing them
  • Sprinkle ground seeds on your breakfast and soups, or indeed any meals to add instant extra value
  • If you eat tinned fish add extra fat value by drissling some whole fish oil into the flesh so it can soak in. Drain the fish thoroughly first so the flesh is dry
  • Add a tsp. of flax oil to a bowl of porridge once it is in the bowl, not while cooking, to add extra creaminess and a delicious nutty taste
  • Make up your own nut and seed mix and keep it handy for hunger pangs
  • Fry with butter, ghee or coconut oil as both have a good tolerance for heat, never omega oils
  • You can use flax oil to make dressings but keep them in a sealed glass container in the fridge
  • Avoid ‘white’ oils that line the supermarket shelves, these have been processed to within a nutrient of their life and have very little nutritional value what so ever.
  • Replace margarine with butter; margarine is a very processed product and as such contains very little goodness whereas butter is a natural saturated fat and if made from milk from a cow grazed on pasture can be rich in omega 3 oils.
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