Eat To Beat The Winter Blues

Omega-3s

Fatty acids have been in the limelight of health trends recently. The more the merrier seems to be the appropriate mantra.

The essential fatty acid Omega-3 is needed to maintain a healthy brain, and “contributes up to 18 percent of the brain’s weight”, according to the Washington Post.

You can fight fatigue, mood swings, memory decline, and depression when you get your recommended daily allowance of this super nutrient.

Recommended Daily Allowance:

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There is no established RDA for omega-3s, but the American Heart Association suggests eating a variety of fish (trout, herring and salmon) at least twice a week. For vegetarians, there are also plenty of non-meat sources of omega-3s.”, according to the Washington Post.

Food sources of Omega-3:

  • Chia seeds (1 / 8 cup): 4,915 mg
  • Atlantic salmon (1 / 2 fillet): 3,982 mg
  • Chinese broccoli (1 cup): 227 mg
  • Atlantic herring (5-oz. fillet): 3,171 mg
  • Spinach (1 cup): 381 mg
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