If you’ve been following us then you know we love to rave about Omega 3 fatty acids in our products. If you’ve been wondering what are Omega 3’s and why they’re good for you, you’re in for a treat. Today on the blog, we’ll be sharing the 411 on Omega 3’s and why you should eat Omega 3 that’s straight from the sea!
What are Omega 3’s?
There are three primary types of Omega 3 fatty acids: ALA, EPA, and DHA.
- ALA Omega 3 fatty acids are found in plants like flax and chia.
- EPA and DHA Omega 3s are found in fish, shellfish, and marine algae.
While our bodies can convert the plant-based ALA Omega 3s into EPA and DHA, the conversion rate in our bodies is very low. So, it is important to get EPA and DHA Omega 3 fatty acids from your diet, and Wild Planet seafood is an excellent source of these important EPA/DHA Omegas.
How are Omega 3’s Good for Me?
EPA and DHA Omega 3s are important for many functions, including inflammation. According to the World’s Healthiest Foods, every cell in our body is surrounded by a cell membrane composed mostly of fatty acids. EPA Omega 3 is one type of fatty acid involved in this process and provides anti-inflammatory effects on our joints and how it improves blood flow. Unlike anti-inflammatory drugs such as aspirin, ibuprofen and the COX-2 inhibitors, the resolvins our bodies produce from EPA do not have negative side effects on our gastrointestinal or cardiovascular systems.
Other benefits of Omega 3’s include:
- Healthy brain and eye development
- Part of the process of building new cells
- Helps the body absorb fat-soluble nutrients
- Improves heart health
For more information on Omega 3’s check out our past blog post: Omega 3 Fatty-Acids for Mom and Baby
Why Choose Wild Planet for My Source of Omega 3’s?
Ocean-derived sources of Omega 3 are abundantly found in fish such as tuna, salmon and sardines.
We cook our products only once, in the can, retaining all of its natural long-chain Omega-3 fatty acids. Most conventional brands cook their fish before putting it in the can, thereby losing valuable omega 3’s, then add oil or water to the cooked fish before the final cook/sterilization.
We offer a wide array of wild-caught seafood choices rich in these nutrients that also taste great. In fact, in the case of Wild Planet albacore tuna, there aren’t many foods on the planet that match the DHA content per serving.
It’s easy to build these tasty fish into any meal or snack and obtain the long-term cell-building benefits of EPA & DHA Omega 3 nutrients. Whether you choose tuna, salmon, anchovies or sardines, Wild Planet delivers pure, minimally processed Omega 3 – straight from the sea!