Omega 3 supplements are widely used for a number of health benefits which include: disease prevention and cardiovascular health. The reason for these types of health benefits are attributed to the essential fatty acids or EFA’s. The EFA’s contained within these oils also have a number of highly prized beauty benefits which include: clearer skin, stronger nails and accelerated, quality hair growth.
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According to the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, dry and damaged hair, dry skin and brittle nails can all be signs of low levels of Omega-3 fatty acids. By adding a good quality Omega 3 supplement to your diet or frequently eating Omega 3 rich foods, brittle hair and dull spotty skin can be a thing of the past.
The top ranking Vegan omega 3 oils include: Flaxseed, Evening Primrose, Chia seed oil and Ahiflower with Ahiflower being the highest ranking omega 3 rich oil of all.
Top 5 Vegan Omega 3 Rich Foods:
- Ahiflower oil
- Brussel Sprouts
Top 3 Meats rich in Omega 3:
Omega 3 rich oils like Ahiflower and flaxseed can also be considered as a natural preventative measure against skin aging. The reason for this is because UV rays from the sun cause the development of MMP chemicals within the skin. MMP chemicals are responsible for creating structural damage and thus creating wrinkles. Research from the 2005 issue of the Journal of Lipid Research demonstrated that supplementation of Omega 3 rich oil reduces the number of MMP’s in UV-exposed skin, therefore combating the signs of aging.
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Omega 3 Rich Purple Smoothie
• 1 cup unsweetened almond milk or coconut water
• 1 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
• ½ cup fresh blueberries
• ½ cup frozen blueberries
• ½ cup frozen pineapple
• half a chopped apple
• 1 (3.5) oz packet unsweetened frozen acai
• Handful of fresh spinach
• 1 tbsp flaxseed or 1tsp of Ahiflower oil
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