Sunday: I don’t think I’m getting enough Omega-3 in my diet. A crazy raw vegan facebook friend kindly shared a link with me recently of renowned expert in “good-for-you-fats”, Udo Eramus (watch it here). As he was going through the (very, very long) list of benefits of Omega-3, I was mentally checking off the things I really need help with right now, including increased energy levels and lighter mood, help with carbohydrate and general food cravings, digestion improved skin / hair condition and nail strength, and healing of injuries as I’m still plagued by a skiing injury from Feb 2010I had been looking at these issues independently of each other and suddenly I have hope that increasing my Omega intake will help with all of it – fingers crossed hey??
It just so happens that I bought a bottle of flax seed oil recently. I had first bought some last year but had to throw it out because it expired before I could use it – I didn’t know what to do with it and in all honesty, I was scared of the stuff! But if I thought I was determined to actually use the damn expensive stuff before I listened to Udo, I certainly am after!! I know I can add it to smoothies, so I will make a more concerted effort to get off my bum and make those more often (I keep saying that and waiting for it to actually happen though!) And I also thought I should try it as a salad dressing since I’m also trying to get more into those as well.
Wednesday: I got home from work late tonight, totally starving! I hate eating a lot just before bed but knew I needed something, and as I had started pulling together this blog on Omega 3, thought it was the perfect opportunity for a light salad and experimental dressing. I didn’t have high hopes to say the least and it was surprisingly delicious! Tasty, light, filling (well enough to get me off to sleep without a rumbling tummy), and HEALTHY! Yay :)
I’ll keep you posted on any noticeable benefits of my increased Omega-3 intake over the next few weeks and would love to hear any experiences y’all may have had!
July 31, 2011 update… My increased Omega-3 intake, through salad dressings and Karyn’s Green Meal Shake is working wonders for my skin and hair! I actually feel like I’m anti-aging as I quickly approach the big 3-0!!