Good for Your Heart


Heart HealthCheck out what Dr. Larry McCleary has to say about omega 3s and heart health.

There are benefits on multiple levels.

So as an alkaline diet enthusiast what are my favorite sources of omega 3 fats EPA and DHA?

Wild Salmon, sardines, herring and mackerel top the list.

How Omega-3’s Support Overall Health

These fish are my favorites because they contain a good level of DHA and EPA, while being low in toxins like mercury and other pollutants. Personally I like to consume a few drops of liquid Zeolite daily as added protection against heavy metals and toxins. (Full Disclosure: If you purchase liquid zeolite from this link I earn a commission.)

So why isn’t flax or walnuts on your favorite omega 3 list?

I get this question a lot. Flax seeds, walnuts and a few other plants are supposed to be a source of omega 3.  Here is the thing, they contain ALA, alpha-linolenic acid. ALA must be converted in the body in order to get EPA or DHA, – the good guys. Problem is, this is a very inefficient process. And this process is blocked by a variety of factors including, stress, nutrient deficiency, toxins, poor digestion and more.

That is why I prefer to get my omegas from seafood. You can also get EPA/DHA from grass fed beef and other naturally raised animals. (Not the standard meat you get at a typical grocery store or restaurant.) Seafood however is less acid forming in the body and better for people wanting to do the alkaline diet.

Fish oil supplements are another way to get omega 3s, but I always prefer whole foods over pills whenever possible.  Do check with your doctor before taking omega supplements.

More omega rich fish:

  • Tuna
  • anchovies
  • bluefish
  • sturgeon
  • lake trout

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