Benefits of Omega-3's to Your Health
What is it, and what does it do?
It is a Fatty Acid
So, what exactly are Omega-3s? According to the National Institutes of Health, “Omega-3s are important components of the membranes that surround each cell in your body…Omega-3s also provide calories to give your body energy and have many functions in your heart, blood vessels, lungs, immune system, and endocrine system.”
In Simpler Terms...
Simply put, Omega-3s may have benefits for your heart health, immune system, blood vessels, heart, and endocrine system. And that’s not all. According to one study, “ingestion of omega-3 fatty acids increases learning, memory, cognitive well-being, and blood flow in the brain.” They also have “anti-inflammatory actions that may help relieve depression” (source).
It's a True Powerhouse
Wow. That’s one powerful fatty acid. Our mission here at Hope Foods is to create delicious foods made with superior ingredients that provide specific nutrients to help the body and mind operate at their best. Eating healthy and fueling our bodies shouldn’t be difficult. And eating healthy should taste good. Enter – our hummus!
Getting omega-3 foods into your diet requires a bit of forethought: It’s in the following foods:
Fish & Seafood
This includes cold-water fatty fish, like mackerel, tuna, herring, sardines, oysters, salmon, anchovies, and caviar.
Nuts, Seeds, Plants & Vegetables
This includes walnuts, chia seeds, hemp seeds, edamame, seaweed, algae, avocados, and flaxseed.
This includes flaxseed oil, canola oil, soybean oil, and cod liver oil.
This is foods where it has been added, including yogurt, juices, milk, and soy.
How Can I Get Omega-3 Daily?
The dosage for omega-3 fatty acids depends on your age, gender, and the current levels in your body. For adults, it is recommended that your daily intake is 1.6 g for males, and 1.1 g for females. So, you might be asking: How can I get omega-3 daily? The best way to get it in your diet is through food. Try incorporating some of the above foods into your diet on a regular basis. It can be tough to think about adding additional foods into your diet, however. This is especially true if you are vegetarian or vegan, as the highest concentration of omega-3’s is in fish and seafood. That’s why we started adding flaxseed oil to our hummus. Hummus is already a healthy snack, and the addition of flaxseed oil gives you some of the omega-3s your body and mind need to be healthy. It’s a win-win.
Omega-3 foods are a great addition to your diet, and now that it’s an ingredient in our hummus, it’s an easy (and tasty) way to add it to your diet. We have so many unique and delicious flavors. Here’s our lineup!
Hope Hummus: Now with The Nourishing Benefits Omega-3’s
We work hard to make nourishing, delicious, comforting food that makes it easy to eat healthy. Life is busy, and fueling your body with good food should be easy. Now, with Omega-3’s added to our hummus, you can eat healthy while enjoying a truly delicious snack.