Archive for February, 2017

February Newsletter

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

App of the month

 

Seafood Watch (Monterey Bay Aquarium)

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This app helps consumer get the latest recommendations for seafood and sushi. Consumers can learn more about the seafood they eat and locate or share businesses that serve sustainable seafood.

Benefits:

  • Get free, up-to-date seafood recommendations
  • Search for seafood quickly and easily by common market name
  • Search for sushi by Japanese name as well as common market name
  • Find restaurants and stores near you that serve ocean-friendly seafood
  • Access in-depth conservation notes and reports

Omega 3 Fatty Acids and its Benefits

Cooked fish

 

 

 

 

When it comes to fats, omega-3 fatty acids are one type you don’t want to cut back on. The two most important types are EPA and DHA. These fatty acids are mostly found in fish. ALA (Alpha Linolenic acids) which is another type of omega 3 fatty acid, can be found in plant sources such as nuts and seeds. These fatty acids are required for your body to function and they also deliver some great health benefits.

How they help your health

Blood Fat (triglycerides)- Fish oil can help lower elevated triglyceride levels. High levels of this blood fat can put people at risk for heart disease.

Rheumatoid arthritis- EPA+DHA can help alleviate stiffness and joint pain. Also aids in inflammation.

Baby development- DHA is important for visual and neurological development in infants.

Alzheimer’s disease and dementia- Omega-3s may also help protect against Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

Where to find Omega-3?

It’s best to try and get omega-3 fatty acids from foods rather than supplements. Aim to eat fish high in DHA and EPA omega-3, two to three times a week.

Fish high in DHA and EPA:

  • Anchovies
  • Bluefish
  • Tuna
  • Herring
  • Sardines
  • Salmon

Foods high in ALA:

  • Walnuts
  • Flaxseed and flaxseed oil
  • Canola oil
  • Soybean oil