why you need Iron Omega-3 Fatty Aunty Acidin your diet . In an article on “Clean Nutrition report” Are you getting enough iron in your diet? iron is a mineral essential for your health and well-being. It has many functions, one of which is to carry oxygen from your lungs to the rest of your body. Iron is also part of the family of digestive enzymes responsible for optimal digestion and overall wellness.
Iron deficiency, also known as anemia, is the most common form of nutritional deficiency in the United States .People with anemia have fewer red blood cells to transport oxygen throughout the body. This can lead to impaired mental clarity in adults and teenagers, delayed mental and motor functioning in babies, preterm babies for pregnant women, and for the rest of us, headaches, lighthededness, irritability , fatigue and an inability to concentrate.
How to get enough Iron in your Diet?
Incorporate more iron rich foods into your meals. Sesame seeds and spinach are excellent sources of iron , chickpeas, , lentils, quinoa, dried apricots, pumpkin seeds.
When i was travelling to Hawaii many years ago and was having lunch with my ex girl friend in a place where they served organic salads, soups etc..They had a library full with all the news about health, homeopathic medicine etc..We know fish has omega 3 fatty acids.I was looking for information to replace fish with plant food who has omega 3 fatty acids. I discovered a woodland health series tittle by Kate Gilbert Udall a seed called “Flaxseed oil or Flaxseed Meal ”
From her research hundreds of detailed scientific studies have shown supplementation with fish oils demonstrates impressive effects, especially in improving cardiovascular function, including lowering cholesterol levels and blood pressure. Fish oils are composed of two fatty acids (EPA and DHA) which can be manufactured in the human body from alpha-linolenic acid, the chief fatty acid found in flaxseed oil.
Although much of the research regarding the benefits of omega-3 supplementation has featured fish oils, recent evidence indicates that flaxseed oil, nature’s richest source of omega-3 oils, may have greater benefit at a more economical price. A recent clinacal study demonstrated that approximately 1.5 table spoons of flaxseed oil increased tissue function comparable to those tissue levels of EPA achieved in studies using fish oils.Flaxseed oil may be better choice when you consider that fish oils have been shown to be contaminated with toxic derivatives known as lipid peroxides. While extra vitamin E and other antioxidant nutrients offer same protection against these compounds, avoiding the intake of lipid peroxides is safer. Advantages of flaxseed oil over fish oil also include: a more pleasant taste and smell, higher omega-3 concentration , lower processing cost, flaxseed oil is less rancid, flaxseed oil is not contaminated with chemicals.
I made a recipe where i combined raw salad and cooked food at the same recipe.I love combing these two methods of cooking to make sure i have enough raw food on my diet.You can replace fish by a vegetarian dish or plant food .
Organic Cauliflower-Broccoli salad with Baked Organic Salmon and Chia Seed Lemon Vinaigrette:
Ingredients: organic salmon fillet, fresh lemon, chia seed, salt, black pepper, organic cauliflower, organic broccoli, apricot, fresh dill, organic olive oil, fresh garlic, walnut, tomatoes.
Food Photography, Food Styling and recipe by Chef Momo