As soon as the health and wellness industry started shunning low-fat approaches to health, it also began a love affair with polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fatty acids. ⠀ ⠀ Still, debates continue over which is better and the effects of these nutrients on our health in the quantities we eat them, and a combination of research and popular discussion have made omega-3, -6, and -9 fatty acids among the few nutrients with “pop culture” status.⠀ ⠀ Today on the blog, we're providing you with:⠀ ⠀ 👉 An overview of dietary fats, their structure, and their function in the human body⠀ 👉 Details on the differences between omega fats⠀ 👉 Summaries of the latest research on the health effects of omega-3, -6, and -9 fat⠀ ⠀ Eager to dive in? SWIPE through ⇢ for a rundown and click our #linkinbio to read the ultimate guide to omega - 3, -6 and -9 fatty acids for health and nutrition professionals.
What are you cooking up this week, AFPA? We're starting the week off strong with @haleys_plate's crispy chickpea and kale caesar. Find the recipe on her page! Kale contains a dense vitamin and nutrient profile, including: 🌱Vitamin A: protects your eyes and builds immunity 🌱Vitamin C: protects against immune system deficiencies and cardiovascular disease 🌱Vitamin K: helps with the development of strong bones 🌱Folate: a B vitamin that’s important for brain development
Chronic disease management is a complicated topic, and there are multiple economic, environmental, social, and psychological factors that influence if and how a person manages their diagnosis on physical, social, cultural, and psychological levels. The good news? Research shows that health coaches have an essential role in helping to support patients to have improved disease management and health outcomes. Here are some of the interventions with health coach components: ⇢ Hypertension ⇢ Diabetes ⇢ Asthma ⇢ Chronic pain ⇢ Depression Since health coaching models adapt to different health needs, there will likely be more research on the health outcomes of people with several other conditions not yet on this list. Interested in becoming a health coach? Check out our programs in the #linkinbio
Micronutrients That Support a Healthy Heart Micronutrients can influence factors such as triglycerides, inflammation, and cholesterol levels: all of which can trigger heart disease. One essential heart-friendly micronutrient is Omega 3. ☝️Omega-3 fatty acids, such as DHA and EPA, are found in fatty fish, including tuna, cod, and salmon. There are also smaller amounts in nuts, such as almonds, pecans, and walnuts. Here are a few science-backed benefits of omega-3 fatty acids: ☝️Omega-3s improve blood vessel elasticity. ☝️Omega-3s may help curb inflammation that can otherwise lead to heart attacks. ☝️Omega-3s may also improve memory and mood. ☝️Omega 3s can help lower the risks of getting rheumatoid arthritis. This healthy bowl by #AFPAcertified grad @consciously.vegan Find it on her page!
Every year, over 10 million people die of hunger and diseases related to hunger worldwide. Food security is a vital social determinant of health—one of the many factors over which people have limited or no control but have a significant impact on their overall health and wellness. Understanding food security can help you become more sensitive to your client’s needs and adapt your services accordingly so you can offer support where appropriate. In this blog post, we frame the research around food and nutrition security as it is relevant for health and wellness coaches and other health professionals that work with individuals and small groups. Click our #linkinbio to dive in!
From fighting chronic diseases to building up immunity, the benefits of exercise are endless! To help your clients build a healthy relationship with exercise, you can foster an environment that: 1️⃣ Acknowledges and embraces imperfections 2️⃣ Views challenges as opportunities 3️⃣ Values the process over the result 4️⃣ Rewards actions rather than traits 5️⃣ Emphasis growth over speed 6️⃣ Recognizes improvements even when the goals haven’t been reached 7️⃣ Places effort before talent 8️⃣ Learns from mistakes 9️⃣ Makes new goals for every goal achieved