Omega-3 Sources

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Omega-3 are essential to good health. They help your body burn fat more efficiently! They raise your metabolism & lower your triglyceride levels. Sources include ground flaxseed, flaxseed oil, fish oil, tuna, salmon, sardines, walnuts & leafy greens. I keep a jar of flax seeds in my pantry & add them in my recipes, mix them with my Greek yogurt, protein drinks, toss on a salad, and in my steel cut oats. Flaxseed is are an excellent source of fiber.


  1. dyanne on April 11, 2011 at 12:09 pm

    I was told by a health food guru in my office that you cannot get the full nutrition of flax seed unless it is ground because our body cannot process it without help. So she recommended I grind my flax in a coffee grinder (soley designated for flax grinding) and then add it already ground up. Do you think she is correct? Or do you believe adding them whole is ok?

    • Anonymous on April 11, 2011 at 8:06 pm

      Having flaxseeds whole is still nutritious, but your body will absorb the nutrients and digest better if it’s ground. I do both, mainly ground, but I like to sprinkle on my salads as well as use ground in protein shakes, recipes, etc.

      • DBOUCH on April 11, 2011 at 9:01 pm

        Thanks, I will start using the seeds on my salad now that I know 😉
        And thanks again… I do know if you grind it your should use it immediatly. It gets rancid if you grind it and try to store it, but keeps longer as seeds.
        Also…LOVE your Flax mug bread recipe…flax is good for you, cinnamon is good for you, egg is good for you…they feed your muscles! Love it!!

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