The Magic of Omega-3

By now, you might have heard of how important Omega-3 fatty acids are for your health. We love to tout their benefits because our seafood meals are replete with Omega-3 sources, and we don’t sacrifice great taste to obtain them.

Let’s take a moment to better understand the magic of Omega-3.

Omega-3 Poke Bowls

The Magic of Omega-3

There are two types of fatty acids you’ll hear about most: Omega-3 and Omega-6. The former is the healthy kind, whereas the latter is less beneficial for the human body.

Alas, Omega-6, which we don’t digest terribly well, is pretty common in the Standard American Diet (SAD). These are most common in foods like grains and several different cooking oils (particularly the hydrogenated/manufactured kind; not organic). Most of the packaged foods in the grocery store feature some degree of Omega-6.

Then there’s Omega-3, which is abundant in cold water seafood like salmon and tuna. It has several distinct health advantages:

  • It’s high in good cholesterol, AKA high-density lipoproteins (HDLs).
  • It doesn’t raise bad cholesterol levels from low-density lipoproteins (LDLs).
  • Omega-3 can reduce triglyceride levels by as much as 30%. Don’t forget that we generally want higher HDLs, and lower LDLs and triglycerides.
  • It can also help with blood flow. So, if you struggle with blood clots, seafood is a terrific way to address the problem.
  • In the same vein, you can also reduce blood pressure with Omega-3.
  • It’s a great tool for reducing inflammation.
  • Omega-3 also helps boost your energy levels and build muscle.

We’ve only scratched the surface with the positive aspects of Omega-3 fatty acids. Now, if only there was a place to get Omega-3s when you want to go out to eat . . .

Great Ways to Get Omega-3 With Poké

Of course, there is! When you come to Island Fin poké for a poké bowl, you’re met with several options for Omega-3 and other helpful nutrients. In fact, salmon, tuna, shrimp, and octopus are all terrific sources. We prepare them fresh and quickly right in front of you in no time flat.

We have an entire menu of nutritious foods like OG Veggies, Edamame, Sushi, Mango, and several other whole-food ingredients. Hawaiian folks are some of the healthiest people in the world, and they achieve that through a rich diet of clean seafood items. That’s what we seek to emulate each and every day.

Island Fin Poké serves the Downers Grove community with a unique dish known as poké. It’s rich in flavor and Omega-3, which are not always easy to find together. If you’d like to learn more about eating healthy with us, then you’re welcome to call us at any time at (630) 324-6110.