Whether you’re a college student or a strange, nerdy, red-headed, bodybuilding, personal trainer, I would guess that you’ve had eggs within the past week. Whole eggs are underestimated for their nutritious value, as I consistently see people opt for egg whites over the product’s entirety. When someone makes this decision , they’re unfortunately missing out on one of the most touted supplements in the world: Omega-3 fatty acids. So today, let’s talk about omega-3 fatty acids well known benefits, and not so well-known benefits, specifically regarding its effect on strength and size. .
🍳Omega-3 fatty acids are known to reduce symptoms of depression, decrease risk of cardiac death, decrease blood pressure, and decrease waist circumference. .
🥗A recent study conducted by Crestani et al. 2017 also found that the group that took 1.4g/day of omega-3 fatty acids improved their half squat strength, increased lean mass, and decreased body fat percentage slightly more than the group that did not take omega-3’s. This implies that omega-3 fatty acids may have a notable impact on leangains and performance. This, in addition to the consistent evidence that supports omega-3’s positive influence on mental health, makes omega-3’s a wonderful candidate for supplementation! .
🍳Where can you find Omega-3’s? Omega-3’s are also found in salmon, walnuts, chia seeds, herring, flaxseeds, tuna, egg yolks, oysters, and some vegetables like spinach. .
So next time... keep the yolk! Enjoy your Friday, let me know if you have any questions 🙏🏻