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Nutrition: Omega Facts

Omega 3 (especially in the form of DHA) is anti-inflammatory.  It is found in wild oily fish, organic egg yolks and grass-fed meats. Omega 6 on the other hand is inflammatory.  We obtain far too much Omega 6 from all processed foods, especially those containing vegetable oils of any kind (safflower, sunflower, soy, corn, canola, sesame and even olive oils), conventional chicken, nuts and seeds. Being anti-inflammatory, Omega 3 will support and encourage healthy muscle growth and repair, as well as maintenance of healthy skin rejuvenation (“anti-ageing” if you like).A high quality Omega 3 fish oil can be beneficial, so long as it’s ‘cleaned’ of heavy metals. But most importantly, drastically reduce your intake of Omega 6′s.

Omega 3 Promotes Muscle Production

Here’s a really interesting article I recently came across:

Sarcopenia, the loss of muscle mass with aging, is a major public health concern. Previous studies have found that omega-3 fatty acids stimulate protein anabolism in animals, and might therefore be useful for the treatment of sarcopenia. Bettina Mittendorfer, PhD, from Washington University School of Medicine (Missouri, USA studied 16 healthy adults, average age 71 years, and an average BMI of 25.65 kg, assigning each to receive either omega-3s (providing provided a daily dose of 1.86 grams of EPA [eicosapentaenoic acid] and 1.5 grams of DHA [docosahexaenoic acid]), or corn oil (placebo) for eight weeks.

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