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Health Diet

There are 3 major types of Omega 3. These fatty acids are very important in a bodies health and how it functions. As we can not produce these vital fats naturally we therefore have to find them in their natural state in a food source. So remember – if you do not eat foods containing these fatty acids your body is unable to compensate for this deficiency and your health will deteriorate.

The 3 types that are found are:

ALA [alpha linolenic acid]
EPA [eicosapentaenoic acid]
and DNA [docosahexaenoic acid].

As you can see they are all different types, the most readily absorbed fatty acids are EPA and DNA. ALA is mostly derived from vegetable sources and the body naturally converts this fatty acid into DNA and EPA for quicker absorption. Our bodies have the ability to break them all down and put them all to good use thus preventing some major illnesses.

EPA and DHA are found in the following foods:

* Cold water fish of which salmon, mackerel, sardines, herring, cod, halibut and tuna are some of them
* fresh seaweed – yes we can eat this.
* Products that are organically raised these include chickens, their free range eggs and grass-fed beef

APA is found in the following:

* Leafy dark green vegetables
* Crushed flax seeds
* Raw walnuts
* hemp seeds
* soybeans
* pumpkin seeds
* there are different vegetable oils and oils that are made from these omega 3 foods

Health Benefits – known to treat or prevent the following conditions:

* high cholesterol
* high blood pressure
* heart disease
* stroke
* diabetes
* arthritis
* osteoporosis
* depression
* bipolar disorder
* schizophrenia
* Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
* burns and skin disorders
* inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
* asthma
* eye disease (such as muscular degeneration and glaucoma)
* menstrual pain
* breast cancer
* colon cancer
* prostate cancer
* ulcers
* migraine headaches
* preterm labor
* emphysema
* psoriasis
* Lyme disease
* lupus
* panic attacks

and last but not least – weight loss.

Studies have shown that by balancing our omega3 and omega6 [no need to panic here as our normal diets tend to be packed with Omega-6] fatty acids in our diet we can lead a long and healthy life [Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids are considered polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs)].

A lot of people out there find it real hard to balance the above out, due to time restraints or just general bad eating habits. So why not try taking supplements to improve your omega 3 intake, these are available over the counter at any health store or pharmacy.

Health Diet

Through this article I would like to share with you my take on Health diets and how dieting is the most misunderstood term in today’s lifestyle. Health diets or what you eat should be planned suiting your daily activity, lifestyle, your fitness levels, and genetics and so on.

I strongly believe that diet is not starvation. It has to be a representation of what you will be eating your entire life. Health diets are not about severe nourishment philosophies, staying extremely skinny, or grudging yourself of the essential foods. Rather, it’s about feeling great, keeping yourself as healthy as possible positive energy – all of which can be gained by knowing some basics of nutrition and using them in a well structured way.

Health Diet should always be the one that improves fitness. It is essential to prevent many severe health hazards such as: diabetes, heart diseased, cancer and obesity. Health Diet also entails eating suitable quantities of all the nutrients, with ample amount of water. Nutrients can be obtained from many different foods. So once you start practising these simple principles you will definitely notice those changes you’ve always dreamed of. You will get more intuitive towards food, sleep better and feel much more energetic. You will also find that you naturally won’t “overeat.”

If you desire a flat stomach, then you must have the correct flat stomach diet. And NOT just eat what ever you fell like eating. A tasty meat may make you ‘feel’ good, but a regular trend with such meals will only plump up and leaving you with a bulged tummy. The biggest mistake most of us make by following a Flat Stomach Diets is that we think we aren’t supposed to eat. This is WRONG! To obtain an even stomach you have to eat a minimum of 5-6 little meals all through the day. Every meal must contain proteins, a healthy fat and some carbohydrates and also fibres.

Drinking lots of water will flush your body of toxins and keep you full for longer. Never consume soda or drinks rich in sugar. Stay away from extra sugar! Sugar always puts a stop to you from attaining a flat stomach.