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Top Ten Ways to Fight Back Against the Sugar Stupids

I read an article recently on Forbes.com that reminded me why I got involved in gardening to being with; I wanted to make sure my daughter grew up with an appreciation and love for fruits and vegetables.

Developing good eating habits chokes out the craving for and likelihood you will consume processed and unhealthy foods.

The article was entitled Sugar Makes You Stupid, But Omega-3s Will Smarten You Back Up, and was well written by Alice G. Walton, the Forbes.com contributor on all things healthy and medical.

I was not surprised to learn that processed foods were bad for me, or that High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) can make me dumb, and you shouldn’t be either.  Our bodies were never designed to consume soft drinks and chocolate bars and while the impacts of poor eating habits don’t materialize overnight, they are tremendous.

The only thing I felt the article was missing was a listing of foods that were high in Omega-3s, so here you go.  The top ten Omega-3 rich foods to help you combat the sugar-dumb-dumbs.

  1. Flaxseed oil Total Omega-3 fatty acids: 12059mg
  2. Seeds, flaxseed Total Omega-3 fatty acids: 8543mg
  3. Fish oil, salmon Total Omega-3 fatty acids: 7828mg
  4. Seeds, chia seeds, dried Total Omega-3 fatty acids: 7164mg
  5. Agutuk, fish with shortening (Alaskan ice cream) (Alaska Native) Total Omega-3 fatty acids: 6851mg
  6. Oil, bearded seal (Oogruk) (Alaska Native) Total Omega-3 fatty acids: 6353mg
  7. Fish oil, menhaden Total Omega-3 fatty acids: 6236mg
  8. Fish, caviar, black and red, granular Total Omega-3 fatty acids: 5388mg
  9. Fish oil, sardine Total Omega-3 fatty acids: 5341mg
  10. Fish oil, cod liver Total Omega-3 fatty acids: 4375mg

Want to grow some Omega-3 rich foods in your garden?  Here’s a list of common vegetables you grow right at home, each with at least 1000mg of Omega-3 fatty acids!

  1. Chinese Broccoli Total Omega-3 fatty acids: 2346mg
  2. Spinach Total Omega-3 fatty acids: 2183mg
  3. Arugula Total Omega-3 fatty acids: 1360mg
  4. Romaine Lettuce Total Omega-3 fatty acids: 1329mg
  5. Butterhead (boston or bibb) Lettuce Total Omega-3 fatty acids: 1277mg
  6. Green Peppers Total Omega-3 fatty acids: 1213mg
  7. Red Peppers Total Omega-3 fatty acids: 1165mg
  8. Broccoli raw [Broccoli rabe, Rapini] Total Omega-3 fatty acids: 1027mg
  9. Squash, zucchini Total Omega-3 fatty acids: 1009mg
  10. Yellow Onions Total Omega-3 fatty acids: 1000mg

Eat, drink and be merry,
The At Home Organic

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