The ideal “weight loss pantry’ is an article series dedicated to uncovering what SHOULD be in your fridge (or pantry) if you hope to lose weight in 2018. So much focus is placed on what you shouldn’t eat if you’re dieting, so let’s check out what you should.

Omega 3

Since we covered a ‘real ingredient that can also be a supplement’ last week I thought we should stay on that track for a while longer.

This week we’re talking Omega 3 fatty acids. These are easiest to get from highq uality capsules, but if you’ve got time and enjoy eating fatty fish like salmon then you can get them there too.

(For the record, I find it easiest to supplement with the capsules even though we eat fish fairly regularly – mostly to ensure that I always have enough of this important nutrient in my system)

 

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One Pan Japanese-Inspired Salmon recipe

Why are Omega 3s important?

Omega 3s help with almost EVERYTHING that goes on in your body, from lowering your triglyceride levels to fighting symptoms of depression, to assisting with Alzheimer’s and arthritis.

Omega 3s are one of the key ingredients to helping you achieve optimum health, and warding off potential diseases later in life.

So, either you want to be eating a nice portion of salmon twice or three times per week, or you want to be taking a daily supplement (or a combination of these ideas).

So how do you choose an Omega 3 supplement?

Well, the first rule is don’t buy a ‘cheapie’. Look at the packaging and make sure it is sourced from quality product, and check the EPA and DHA levels are high (compared to others). The final test of quality is that if you take the caps and then find yourself burping a fishy taste then the oil is ‘off’ – return for a refund and buy another brand.

Get Omega 3, take it daily, and get healthier and leaner.

Grilled Honey & Soy Salmon recipe

Find out what other items you should be keeping in your “weight loss fridge/pantry” below:

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