Omega 3s

The Truth about Omega 3

Are Omega 3’s really good for me?

When it comes to fat, there’s one type you don’t want to cut back on: omega-3 fatty acids. Two crucial ones — EPA and DHA — are primarily found in certain fish. ALA (alpha-linolenic acid), another omega-3 fatty acid, is found in plant sources such as nuts and seeds. Not only does your body need these fatty acids to function, but also they deliver some big health benefits.

Students need to thoroughly answer the following questions about Omega 3’s to earn up to 50 extra credit points

List all the possible health benefits and explain how a diet rich in Omega 3 might help a person become healthier. Doesn’t just list the health benefit provide details on how the Omega 3 works to help improve a person’s health? (10 points)

What foods should you eat to get Omega 3 into your diet? (5 points)

How much Omega 3 should you consume daily/weekly? (5 points)

Should everyone rely on supplements to make sure they are getting adequate Omega 3 into their diet? (5 points) Explain your answer

If you want to use supplements how do you make sure the supplement you’re taking is safe and trustworthy?(5 points)

How much of the supplement should you take daily/weekly? (5 points)

What are the possible dangerous/side effects of using supplements verse diet? (5 points)

Now that you have done the research answer this question; Are Omega 3’s really good for me? Don’t just say yes or no explain your answer. (5 points)

Tell me how you plan on making sure you have a diet rich in Omega 3. (5 points)

List all references (minus 5 points if you forget)