Did you know that 8 out of 10 Americans are deficient in Omega-3 fatty acids? Fatty acids are the building blocks of fats, which are vital for human health and survival. Omega-3 specifically is vital for general cell health. As a polyunsaturated fat, it is considered the type of fat which actually improves cholesterol.
Unfortunately, health consequences associated with this nutritional deficiency are pretty extensive. It has been linked to heart and blood vessel disease, eye problems such as dry eyes and macular degeneration, attention deficit disorder and hyperactivity, autoimmune disorders such as arthritis, diabetes and lupus, skin problems such as psoriasis, and even cancer.
Luckily, many people in the last several years have gained awareness to the national deficiency of this essential fatty acid.
An example of foods high in Omega-3s:
- Grass-fed meats
- Eggs from forage-fed chickens (non-grain fed)
- Wild rice
- Wild Caught Seafood
Fish Oil Revelation
Barlean’s Organic Oils started in 1989 to cater to the growing requests for organic oils. The company now offers a substantial list of flax, fish, and oil blends. They have also expanded to greans, omega for kids, and specialty oils and other specialty products.
Brian and I have been using Barlean’s organic coconut oil for our butter-coconut coffee recipe ever morning for the past few months and we both agree this coconut oil has the best taste and consistency over the other brands we were using.
We wanted to try out fish oil and weren’t sure what kind or how to even consume it. Someone recommended Barlean’s Omega Swirl Fish Oil Supplement in Key Lime flavor. I was skeptical for sure. I was devising a plan to put it in a banana smoothie or another way to mask the taste. The boys were fascinated by the product and asked to try it on a spoon. I said okay and figured their reaction would let me know how many bananas I would need to mask the flavor in the smoothie I was preparing for this occasion.
Aram took a tiny taste and then took the spoon from my hand and licked it clean. Samuel was up next and declared it was, “delicious.”
Totally confused and having no expectations, I decided to try my own spoonful. It tasted like key lime. Not even in a sickeningly sweet way. Since the fish oil revelation, Brian and I have been starting each morning with our special coconut oil coffee and a spoonful of Omega Swirl Fish Oil.
And when we reached out to Barlean’s to tell them how great they were, they offered to give our readers the same products I personally have used and recommend.
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