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.
- 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.
- 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.
National Institute of Health
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.
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Though not formally incorporated until 1991, Calabasas has a history that dates back much further.
It’s All In A Name
The story of how Calabasas got its name goes back to one of the first settlers in the late 1700s. According to town legend, Juan Bautista de Anza was traveling from Arizona to San Francisco. On his journey, he passed through what is now known as Calabasas. One of the wagons he was traveling with was carrying pumpkins, and when the wagon overturned, the spill of pumpkins resulted in the area’s first pumpkin patch the following spring. The name of the town was taken from the Spanish word for pumpkin – Calabaza. The city of Calabasas continues to hold a Pumpkin Festival each year in Juan Bautista de Anza Park.
By now you know that green vegetables are good for you. As in, super-good-superfood kind of good. Though all vegetables play an important role in your good health, it’s the deep green vegetables that stand high among the rest on the nutritional scale. Ever wonder why they hold so much power? The benefits speak for themselves.
Legumes are a wonder food. They are food sources that you might eat every day, but never gave much thought to. Legumes are a class of vegetables that includes beans, peas, and lentils, and they’re excellent sources of fat, protein, and carbohydrates.
While you may not know leeks by name, chances are you’ve already eaten and enjoyed them without even realizing it! Leeks are part of the genus Allium, one it shares with related onion, garlic, shallot, scallion, chive, and Chinese onion. They have a mild onion-like flavor, and in its raw form a crunchy texture similar to a green onion. While they look a bit similar to a green onion, and they’re similar in texture, leeks are much larger and
Chicken stock can be used in a plethora of recipes, but it’s likely known as your loyal best friend when you get the sniffles, you’re plainly under the weather, or you’re looking for a little comfort on cool cozy nights. Chicken stock is a must for most pantries, and at SoLé SoupS®, a must for many of our soups and dishes. So, what does chicken stock really do for your food and your body? There’s quite a lot many don’t realize about just what chicken stock can do!
In soups or in general cooking, beef broth is far from a rare ingredient. While the broth does add in flavor and moisture to a dish, there’s a whole lot more to love about it aside from those facts. We have plenty of homemade soups at SoLé SoupS® that utilize beef broth, and we want to get into a bit more about just why beef broth is such an asset to any recipe.
SoLé SoupS® Opens New Location Serving Up Homemade Soups In Thousand Oaks
TUESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2019 – Thousand Oaks, CA – SoLé SoupS has begun serving up our homemade and healthy selection of soups in a new SoLé Soup Studio® located in Thousand Oaks. This new location is part of the Oakbrook Plaza, placing us right in the ideal location for a quick and convenient guilt-free bite to eat. At the new Thousand Oaks location, we at SoLé SoupS hope to show residents how simple and delicious clean eating really can be.