2 Omega-3s/ALA

The body needs fat to survive. The good thing is that not every type of fat makes you gain weight. Omega 3s and the plant version, alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) can actually increase metabolism, smooth your skin, and help you shed pounds faster than if you completely restricted all fat content.

Moreover, these fatty acids lubricate your joints, act as natural antidepressants and protect the brain from dementia and Alzheimer’s.

Omega-3s/ALA sources:

  • Flaxseed and flaxseed oil
  • Walnuts
  • Peanuts
  • Quinoa
  • Avocados
  • Salmon and other oily fish
  • Hemp Seeds
  • Olive and Canola Oil

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