Omega 3 Fatty Acids and Weight Loss

Omega 3 Fatty Acids and Weight Loss

This post is in continuation of my previous post What are fattening foods. In which I talked on how we can identify fattening foods as well as how can we avoid constipation. This time I will talk particularly about natural unprocessed fats that we should include in our daily diet. As these fats help us burn fat and keep our gastronomical tract greasy to aid good bowel movement.

Fat has an undeserved reputation as a diet food that is bad for weight loss and health. True, Trans Fats are bad. I also agree that all fats are calorie-dense (9 calories per gram), BUT calorie-counting is not the decisive factor: how easily the calories are burned is more crucial. What are those fats?

Omega 3 Essential Fatty acids, the fats that are found in polyunsaturated fats, help to regulate the body’s blood sugar levels, which helps keep hunger at bay. It has ALA(alpha linolenic acid) that helps to increase the metabolic processes and thus helps fat burning. Omega 3 intake is too good for diabetics, heart patients, cancer patients, people with skin diseases and obese.

We all should include Omega 3 intake in our diets!

1. Soak walnuts in an air tight container and keep it in the refrigerator and eat them next day.

2. Eat a spoon of flaxseeds daily like eat it at any cost. Just do not gulp it, rather munch it. If we eat walnuts and flax seeds religiously. We will soon observe changes in our skin and waist size!

3. Eat a lot of green leafy vegetables. Winters are here. Literally devour those Palak(spinach), methi(fenugreek), bathua, sarso(musturd leaves), raddish leaves. Aloo methi, palak paneer, sarso ka saag. Eat them all this winter esp if you want to heal your skin, ease your constipation and manage your weight.

Happy Winters :) Cheers!

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36 Responses to Omega 3 Fatty Acids and Weight Loss

  1. Sayani Basak says:

    Its help me to reduce my weight

  2. Rajani says:

    Nice one Nidhi… will tell mom now only to add spinach and other leafy veggies in tomo’s lunch :) :D

    • Nidhi says:

      heheh.. Thanks Rajani :) I eat green veggies in everything the whole winters from my methi/bathua ki chapati/parantha/ curd to all curries :P .. It increases so much immunity to stay healthy without cold and cough all through the winters.

  3. jyoti says:

    hi nidhi..happy diwali ! walnuts r good for the brain and joints too na?
    can u pls suggest an optimum ratio of omega 3,6,9 seed mixture? wht to add..like sesame, flax, pumpkin, sunflower..ratio, roasted or raw?

    • Nidhi says:

      Yes walnuts are a look alike of brain jyoti :) Thanks for wiriting this point. I will tell you about other seeds in some other post

  4. Gayatri says:

    how to eat flaxseeds?eat cant be munched raw! :(

  5. sreya says:

    first to commment :D :D yayyyy will surely follow your tips :) :P

  6. Ramya says:

    Nidhi, what abt flaxseed oil? I find that adding a spoon of flaxseed oil to curd is the tastiest way to have it :D Is it necessary to have flaxseeds as they are?

  7. amritha says:

    Hi. Is it ok if we take the supplements as well.

  8. Rajani says:

    by the way Nidhi what exactly are flaxseeds??? n whr can we get it???

  9. neetu aadya lohani says:

    Oh great!! Nidhi am taking omega 3s in form of soymilk & canola oil. Do i still need to eat flaxseeds for checking wt?? :(

  10. Bee says:

    winters mein waise bhi I feel hungry frequently… walnuts seem to be a grt option :)
    I put flaxseed oil 1 chammach in sabzis and curries. normally I get the powder but this time I got oil

  11. shruti says:

    oh i love flaxseed, n prefer to munch it in ma office :)
    bt nidhi, does eating walnuts or badam daily is ok?? i mean wht shud be there intake quantity and frequency in a day? since ppl say dey too increase weight if taken on regular basis

    • Nidhi says:

      Yes Shruti eat them as a single meal once in a day pref in the morning esp soak them n water. The quantity entirely depends on your state like for pregnanat women 5 to 6 almonds are good daily. Someone who do rigrous workout might eat the same number. But for normal people with normal activity level 2 almonds and half or 1 walnut is good :)

  12. Bhumika says:

    Hey Nidhi, are roasted salted flaxseeds ok ? They taste yumm.. :p

  13. Leez says:

    Hi, I take flax oil pills but I’m confused as to what is the daily requirement. I take 3 pills a day and each pill contains 500mg of flax seed oil. Am I doing it right?

  14. shine says:

    I have PCOD, so please suggest me some tips to loose my weight.

  15. janu sri says:

    hai nidhi
    due to sun im lossing my glow nd fairness can u plz help me out by giving
    tip naturally……..
    hands also… im scared 2 ware sliv

    • Nidhi says:

      This is a very common problem Janu Sri :( Even I face this as I run a lot of outdoors.. Flaxseeds, walnuts,water, sunscreen and covered clothes can be a good solution :)

  16. shilpa says:

    Nidhi,
    What is the right time to eat flax seeds ?

  17. yogita says:

    hi nidhi,,,,,,,,,,,\
    is it true …..flexseed help to reduce the weight………

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