Omega-3 fats are crucial for health. They help us to regulate inflammation in the body and are considered to have positive effects on mood, cognition, cardiovascular health, and immune function. Vegetarians should supplement with a high omega-3 oil such as flaxseed – especially since they will not be using fish oils to supply these crucial fats. Be wary of inferior quality flaxseed oils though. If they smell bad (rancid), ditch them and get a new bottle!
Use 1-2 tablespoons of flaxseed or hempseed oils per day if you are vegetarian to supply essential omega-3 fats or find a vegan DHA/EPA product derived from algae.
From Carb-Appropriate 101 by Cliff Harvey PhD
Carb-Appropriate 101 gives you 101 daily tips to help you achieve the energy, health & performance you deserve. It includes daily tips for nutrition, movement, exercise, meditation, mindfulness, sleep, stress-reduction, and more! These tips are some of the themes that Cliff has written and spoken about over his decades in practice, in ‘bite-sized’ mini-articles.
Read the book from cover-to-cover, applying a tip a day, or simply open the book to any page to find a valuable health and performance tip to help you feel and perform at your very best.