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As we had explored in the earlier post, omega-3 is best obtained from wholesome plant foods. Less known are the sources of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), which is what we will be looking at.
A GREAT SOURCE OF NUTRITION
Contains calcium, phosphorus, manganese, fibre and protein. Also contains antioxidants in the form of flavonol glycosides, chlorogenic acid, caffeic acid, kaempferol, quertin and myricetin — to fight free radicals and keep our cells young!
A VERY POWERFUL DOSE OF OMEGA-3 FATTY ACIDS
Just one serving of chia seeds contains 4,915 mg of Omega-3 fatty acids and 1,620 mg of Omega-6 fatty acids. In the beautiful ratio of 3:1 of Omega-3 vs Omega-6 fatty acids!
HELPS WITH DIGESTION
Rich in fibre which help to cleanse and soothe the colon. Chia seed enzymes aids in digestion.
ENHANCES CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH
Chia seed diets can dramatically decrease triglyceride levels and increase HDL (“good”) cholesterol. Regular consumption can reduce blood pressure and inflammation.
Inhibits cancer growth and spread by increasing the infiltration abilities of T-cells (a type of immune cells) and suppressing cancer cell reproduction
KIWI FRUIT SEEDS!
VERY RICH IN OMEGA-3
Kiwi fruit seeds oil contain 62% ALA, much higher than other sources of ALA.
PROMOTES GOOD HEART HEALTH
Contains essential fatty acids for making prostaglandins which regulate heart rate, blood pressure and blood clotting. Omega-3 fatty acids helps in reducing arrhythmias, or abnormal heartbeat.
UPKEEPS BRAIN HEALTH
ALA deficiency will affect brain cell membranes which translates to impact on the nervous system. (i.e. decreased learning and memory, decreased perception of pleasure).
WHAT IS THE MOST CONVENIENT WAY TO GET MORE OMEGA-3 FROM WHOLESOME PLANT FOOD?
O-SEED (freeze-dried kiwi fruit seeds and chia seeds) comes with its safety guarantee and provides Omega-3 from wholesome plant food.
O-seed is what I opt to use to nourish my 1 year old boy with more Omega-3 for his brain development. 🙂
Please feel free to PM me to find out more.
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