Enhance your heart health by adding Omega-3 EFA’s to your diet plan. These beneficial essential fatty acids have a positive impact on the cardiovascular system, improving the function and longevity of this vital organ.
Omega-3 EFA’s exist naturally in nature. Plants and animals are rich sources of Omega-3. It’s possible to reap the benefits of these potent nutrients by making a few minor adjustments to your diet.
Seafood such as deep-water fishes and krill contain eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). The research on these compounds shows that consuming these foods regularly has a positive effect on the health of the heart and the brain. Plant-based foods contain another Omega-3 EFA known as ALA (alpha-linolenic acid). ALA converts to EPA and DHA a low ratio in the body.
Take advantage of these super-nutrients by adding these 12 foods to your diet, and reap the cardiovascular benefits of Omega-3 EFA’s.
1. Grass-fed Beef
Do you enjoy a juicy ribeye steak? Modern factory farming places animals in horrid living conditions where they can barely move. Cows at factory farms spend their entire lives shoulder to shoulder and knee-deep in feces. Farmers use antibiotics to avoid mass infection and disease with their livestock. The animals are fed contaminated grain filled with growth hormones, to increase their growth rate enabling them to reach maturity quickly. Unfortunately, all of these toxic substances used by farmers find their way into the meat as well.
Avoid factory-farmed beef; it could be damaging to your health. Instead, opt for free-range, grass-fed beef. Cows raised on a grass-fed diet (not just finished with a grass) wander in open spaces and aren’t fed any chemical contaminants. The meat from grass-fed cows contains up to 4 times more Omega-3 EFA’s than factory-farmed animals. You can expect a 6-ounce steak to yield up to 160mg of Omega-3 fatty acids.