Omega-3: What It Does, and Why You (Absolutely) Need It

When was the last time you ate a fish-filled meal? The reason we ask: health experts recommend eating fish at least twice a week. There’s a good reason why, too: many types of fish – and other seafood – are rich in omega-3 fatty acids. And, in the realm of human health, omega-3 is quite a potent nutrient: it protects your heart, improves cognitive functioning, bolsters your respiratory system, and boosts the health of your joints and eyes. So having optimal levels of omega-3 should be a priority for any health-conscious person (you can test your own omega-3 levels with EverlyWell’s Omega Basic Test).

But why is omega-3 such a powerful health-booster – and what even is omega-3 in the first place?

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10 Easy Tips for Falling Asleep Faster

Think of the most important things in your life; what comes to mind? Maybe it’s spending time with family, traveling the world, working hard in your career, maintaining a social life, etc. All of which, when trying to balance it all, can easily lead to constant stress. What you probably didn’t think of (that should rank high on your list) is sleep. It is known that humans spend about one-third of their lives asleep, so shouldn’t we be aiming to make it the best sleep we possibly can? There are no benefits to not getting enough sleep, only cons including heart disease, mood disorders, and poor immune function.

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The 5 Best Healthy Smoothie Recipes

Smoothies are a great way to supply our bodies with essential nutrients and give us an extra boost of wellness. They’re also pretty much the ideal choice if you’re looking for a speedy, nutritious meal or snack on-the-go. Healthy? Check. Easy? Check. Portable? Check! The best part about them? You can make different types of smoothies for different health reasons, so they’re incredibly versatile! Maybe you’re wanting to boost your metabolism, keep inflammation to a minimum, or maybe you’re in need of a recipe that excludes the foods you’re sensitive to; either way, we’ve got you covered.

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Healthy Fats You Should Be Eating

Fat = bad. Sounds simple, right? We’ve been led to believe all our lives that fat is harmful to our health which is why brands in the food industry have produced plenty of processed foods claiming to be “low in fat!” for years. However, not all fats are the same. For example, trans fats—often listed as “partially hydrogenated oils” on labels—have a bad reputation for good reason. Created using an industrial process that adds hydrogen to liquid vegetable oils to make them more solid, these fats can cause an increase in bad cholesterol and have been repeatedly linked to heart disease.

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5 Ways to Quickly Boost Your Metabolism That Don’t Include Exercise

Your metabolism may not be completely under your control, but there are definitely ways you can help rev it up each day simply by incorporating a few healthy habits. The key is to integrate them one at a time into your day-to-day ritual until they just come naturally, rather than trying to overhaul your entire routine at once. Exercise is always encouraged to help boost your metabolism, but if you can’t seem to find time to hit the gym, you can at least start with these easy tricks. If you’re having concerns about your own metabolism or energy levels, feel free to check out our Metabolism Tests here!

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