Best Kept Secret to Reduce Sugar Cravings – Omega 3 Fish Oil

Reducing sugar cravings is one of the amazing benefits of essential fatty acids like Omega 3.  Eating a balance of protein, fat, and healthy carbohydrate at each meal will go a long way to help reduce sugar cravings.

Essential fatty acids (EFAs) like Omega 3 & 6 are not made in the body, and must be included in our daily diet as food or in supplemental form.  The Omega 6 form is most readily available in oils like canola, olive, grapeseed, peanut, safflower and sunflower, as well as seeds and nuts.  The Omega 3 form is found in fish and fish oil.  Flaxseed is not a good direct source of Omega 3 since the body has to go through a conversion step to make and utilize the Omega 3.  Some individuals, for a variety of reasons, lack the ability to make that conversion.

Other advantages of EFAs are:

  • improved performance of brain and cell membranes
  • necessary hormone precursors
  • helps to offset other harmful fatty acids like trans-fats and arachadonic acid as found in corn-fed, chargrilled beef
  • normalizes cholesterol and triglycerides
  • increases metabolism and energy
  • reduces cellulite
  • natural mood enhancer
  • prevents anxiety and hyperactivity
  • helps prevent osteoporosis

WARNING:  The problem with fish oils on the market today is the potential for rancidity and heavy metal contamination.

When purchasing an Omega 3 fish oil, make sure you get a third party, independent laboratory assay for heavy metals, rancidity and PCB’s for the brand that you choose to use.

This article was written by Dr. Sharon Price, PhD www.nutritionaldirection.com.

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