Omega 3

Optimal health leads to optimum performance and Omega 3’s are an important factor in optimal health. There are a lot of omega 3 and fish oil supplements out there, but by far your best source is wild oily fish like salmon, sardines, mackerel, anchovies. 3 servings per week is ideal. Grass fed and wild animals also have much more omega 3 than their corn-fed friends. (especially brains, my favorite). Another factor to consider is the ratio of omega 3 : Omega 6.

These foods have poor O3:O6 ratio and should be avoided:

Corn fed animals and fish

Most vegetable oils and margarine, canola, sunflower oil, soy oil, corn oil etc

use coconut oil, or ghee for cooking, olive oil, avocado oil, for salads etc.

Supplementation

If eating fresh oily fish regularly isn’t practical, then supplementation is essential. The quality of the fish oil you choose is the most important. (price is usually a good guide).

I recommend ‘blue Ice fermented cod liver oil’ and Krill Oil because they are high in antioxidants. Fish oil can go rancid very easily so choosing a good quality oil is important. Krill oil is high in canthaxanthin, vits A, D and E. Optimal levels of Vitamin D and canthaxntin protect you from sunburn as well.

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