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Omega-3 Fatty Acids, What to Know – And How They Can Help

Omega-3 Fatty Acids, What to Know – And How They Can Help

When it comes to fat, there’s one type you don’t want to cut back on: omega-3 fatty acids. Our Solé SoupS studios have Omega-3 energy bites to keep you active and ready for any challenge the day might bring.

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 they also deliver some big health benefits.

Health benefits:

  • Fish oil supplements containing Omega-3 can lower elevated triglyceride levels. Having high levels of this blood fat puts you at risk for heart disease and a stroke.
  • Some researchers have found that cultures that eat foods with high levels of omega-3 have lower levels of depression
  • Omega-3 also seems to boost the effectiveness of anti-inflammatory drugs. Although this has not proven, many studies suggest this is the case as it also lowers inflammation.

About:

  • A 2012 review of the scientific literature concluded that EPA and DHA, the types of omega-3s found in seafood and fish oil, may be modestly helpful in relieving symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Omega-3 fatty acids are a group of polyunsaturated fatty acids that are important for a number of functions in the body.
  • The omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA are found in seafood, such as fatty fish (salmon, tuna, and trout) and shellfish (crab, mussels, and oysters). A different kind of Omega-3, called ALA, is found in other foods, including some vegetable oils (canola and soy). Omega-3’s are also available as dietary supplements; for example, fish oil supplements contain EPA and DHA, and flaxseed oil supplements contain ALA.
  • The strongest evidence for a beneficial effect of omega-3 fats has to do with heart disease.

Visit one of our Solé SoupS studios or visit us at https://solesoups.com/soups/ today to try our Omega-3 energy bites. They go great alongside one of our fresh soups including numerous vegan and vegetarian options.

 

References:

National Institute of Health

Web MD

Light and Healthy: The Olive

Light and Healthy: The Olive is among the healthiest foods in our salads at Solé SoupS. Olives, for example, are rich in vitamin E and other powerful antioxidants1. They belong to a group of fruit called drupes, or stone fruits. Olives are related to mangos, cherries, peaches, pistachios, and almonds. The healthy fats in olives are extracted to make olive oil. Olives are often enjoyed in sandwiches, as tapenades, as well as in salads. In the Mediterranean region, 90% of all olives are used to make olive oil.

Nutritional facts about Olives:

Fat:

Olives contain 11–15% fat, 74% percent of which is oleic acid, a type of monounsaturated fatty acid. It is the main component of olive oil. Oleic acid is linked to several health benefits, including decreased inflammation and a reduced risk of heart disease. It may even help fight cancer. Olives are also known to boost heart health, thanks to the oleic acid.

Health benefits:

Olives are a staple of the Mediterranean diet. They’re associated with many health benefits, especially for heart health and cancer prevention. Olives have been known to fight inflammation, as well as reduce microorganism growth. Some studies have also shown that olives can reduce high blood pressure as well.

Not only are they good for the heart, olives are good for the bones too. The rates of osteoporosis are lower in Mediterranean countries than in the rest of Europe, leading to speculation that olives might protect against this condition. Osteoporosis, or decreased bone mass or bone quality, can increase your risk of fractures. Cancer and chronic diseases are also lower in the Mediterranean region, making it possible that olives may even help fight cancer.

Although more research is necessary, olives still contain numerous health benefits and they go great on our Greek salad. If that’s not your thing, we also have a Chinese chicken salad, a caprese pasta salad, and a shrimp and mango salad. Come to one of our Solé SoupS Studios and sample them for yourself.

 

1 Source: Medical News Today

Health Benefits of Cauliflower

There are many health benefits of cauliflower. Cauliflower, a member of the cruciferous family, lacks the green chlorophyll found in other vegetables of this class, including broccoli, cabbage and kale, because the florets are shielded from the sun by the plant’s leaves during growth. Regardless, the nutritional health benefits of cauliflower are significant. Its nutrients help strengthen the immune system and protect against the development of cancer. Cauliflower is an excellent source of folate and vitamin C; just three raw florets provide 67 percent of the Daily Value (DV). That’s more than some citrus fruits. A strong immune system is essential for staving off everything from the common cold to heart disease. By eating foods rich in the antioxidant nutrients vitamins C, E, beta-carotene and selenium, you are stacking the deck against illness in your favor. Although broccoli may get more attention for its health benefits, cauliflower is no slouch either. It has nutrients that help fight cancer in two ways, they prevent enzymes from activating cancer-causing agents in the body and they increase the body’s production of enzymes that clean toxins and carcinogens out of the system before they can damage cells. On top of all that, cauliflower can also lower cholesterol and decrease your chances of getting a tumor.

Enjoy the latest cruciferous SoLé SoupS® including cauliflower with coconut milk and cumin and subscribe to stay up to date with us.

Important Announcement – COVID-19 Response

To Our Highly Valued Soup Patrons:  UPDATE

As COVID-19 affects our nation and our community, in the interests of our Customers, Team, and everyone in the area, we are participating in the Governor’s and the CDC’s recommendations for virus mitigation strategies*. This includes a shift in hours of operation.

Temporary Store Hours beginning Tuesday, March 24, 2020 apply to all locations.

11:00am – 5:00pm

Fresh Frozen Only, No Hot Bar Service.

*CDC states, “Avoid mass gatherings, and maintain distance.”

We will therefore allow one Guest into the Studio at a time.

One person inside at a time.

We will monitor directives from all authorities and provide updates via our website and social media accounts.

(Please check our Instagram Post daily.)

www.SoleSoupS.com

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Cauliflower is one of several vegetables in the cruciferous, or brassica, family. This family also includes broccoli, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, and kale. It’s the white flesh of the cauliflower that makes it stand out from the rest, but that’s not the only color you’ll find in this super-veggie. It also comes in:

 
 
 
 
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