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Need More Omega 3 Options? Enter The Olive Oil

In todays world, diets are the craze when it comes to improve health, fitness, and quality of life. One aspect of a great diet is to obtain omega 3 fatty acids in the diet. 

There are multiple ways to get omega 3 fatty acids. As a refresher, omega 3 fatty acids have been shown to improve the immune system, brain health, heart health and joint health. The goal in our diets is to improve omega 3 intake and decrease the amount of Omega 6 fatty acids as they tend to promote the bad inflammation, and they are bad for your heart and joint health. 

If one wants to find other ways to obtain their omega 3 fatty acids, olive oil is a great option

Have no fear, olive oil is here!

Olive oil has been around for thousands of years, being a staple in Mediterranean diets and found in "blue zones". Blue zones are areas around the world that contain some of the healthiest, long-living people who are also known to be some of the happiest people- no surprise there!

High-quality extra virgin olive oil has many anti-inflammatory compounds, antioxidants and numerous heart-healthy macronutrients. Olive oil is made from the fruit of the olive tree which is high in healthy fatty acids, with extra virgin olive oil being the most beneficial.

8 Extra Virgin Olive Oil Benefits

  • 1.Protects heart health
  • 2.Helps fight cancer
  • 3.Helps with weight loss and obesity prevention
  • 4.Supports brain health
  • 5.Fights mood disorders and depression
  • 6.Naturally slows aging
  • 7.May help lower risk of diabetes
  • 8.Associated with lower breast cancer risk

One thing to keep in mind when using extra virgin olive oil for cooking is to try to avoid using it for high-heat cooking. When used during high-heat cooking it created advanced glycation end products that can lead to speeding up the aging process. Instead, using a virgin coconut oil, red palm oil, ghee, and avocado oil as a substitute can provide many more benefits.

As you can see olive oil has been shown to have multiple benefits such as decreasing the bad inflammation, improving heart and joint health. If you have any further questions about olive oil or other omega 3 options, give us a call at West End Chiropractic at 952-500-8477 or stop by the clinic for you next appointment and ask one of our team members!

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