How To Incorporate More Omega-3s Into My Diet

Importance of Omega-3s

Omega-3 fatty acids are crucial for your body to function. Omega-3s are needed for cell membranes and are essential for creating hormones that regulate blood clotting. The body cannot produce omega-3s on its own, so it is important to take supplements or eat foods that are high in omega-3 fatty acids. To learn more information about omega-3s, contact Integrative Cardiology Center of Long Island, a functional medicine doctor on Long Island.  

 

How Omega-3s Improve Health?

The health benefits of omega-3s are substantial and widespread. They can help with everything from improving eye health to preventing Alzheimer’s disease. The most commonly known benefits of omega-3s are:

  • Preventing heart disease and stroke
  • Reducing risk of autoimmune diseases
  • Promoting brain health during pregnancy and early life
  • Improving skin texture and elasticity
  • Supporting bone and joint health

 

What foods are high in Omega-3s?

Omega-3 supplements are very popular, but another way to ensure your body is getting enough omega-3 fatty acids is to eat foods that are high in omega-3s. Generally, a minimum of 250-500 mg of omega-3s per day is recommended for adults. Here are some foods high in omega-3:

  • Salmon
  • Oysters
  • Walnuts
  • Sardines
  • Flaxseeds
  • Chia Seeds
  • Soy Beans

 

How our programs can help?

Getting enough omega-3 fatty acids is vital for maximizing any health benefits it can offer. At Integrative Cardiology Center of Long Island, a functional medicine doctor on Long Island, our team created functional medicine programs like Fit in your GENES in order to benefit you and your health safely and effectively.

 

FIT In Your GENES™ Weight Loss Program

This program is structured by Dr. Druz which includes holistic nutritional sessions. Our physicians will help you create daily personalized meals as well as a supplement plan. With an 80% effectiveness rate, the goal of the program is to help restore your metabolism and wellness and to also enable at least 10% of the pre-program weight loss while restoring metabolism, wellness, and vitality.

 

FIT In Your GENES™ Holistic Heart Health

This program structured by Dr. Druz also aims to achieve stabilization of heart disease, reducing the risk of a cardiac event, normalize blood pressure, hormone levels, glucose, and cholesterol all while driving to decrease inflammation.  

 

If you need help improving your holistic health or you have any questions, contact a functional medicine doctor on Long Island like the Integrative Cardiology Center of Long Island. Contact us here.

 

By | 2018-07-16T16:05:54+00:00 July 16th, 2018|