Natural Omega 3 from seeds and nuts

Cashew nuts and others make for delicious and energy-boosting snacks:

 http://www.caring.com/articles/nuts-and-seeds

But what makes nuts and seeds such potent weapons in the war against fatigue is that they’re a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3s are known as essential fats because they’re the only fats our bodies actually require. These healthy fats not only lower the glycemic index of foods but are also a superior energy source. Fats stay in the stomach longer than carbohydrates and proteins; the result is a slow-burning fuel that provides long-lasting energy. Omega-3s help maintain healthy cells and are found naturally in almost all nuts and seeds. Flaxseeds and walnuts are particularly rich in these healthy fats. Omega-3s (and frequent consumption of nuts in particular) have been found to reduce the risk of becoming obese and aid in weight loss by slowing digestion, which results in a prolonged feeling of fullness, preventing extra snacking that can lead to weight gain, a common contributor to fatigue. Finally, these essential fatty acids boost mood, helping to win the fight against emotional fatigue.

http://www.caring.com/articles/nuts-and-seeds

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About Shoshana Werbner

My interests are varied, but I'm very much into health, diet and philosophy of life. I read when time permits, the best that I can find, that also suits my budget and interests.
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