Eat Smart with Omega-3

Diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, lupus erythematosus, fatigue… these are just some of the ailments that you can prevent or treat with Omega 3 fatty acids.

Omega-3 fatty acids are indispensable for the proper functioning of the body: their role in preventing the formation of unhealthy fat deposits in blood vessels and the metabolic degradation processes of tissue and blood vessels is well documented.

Here are some of the benefits of Omega 3:

  • reduce the likelihood of blood clots that cause heart attacks and stroke
  • help to improve brain function, default memory
  • in pregnant women, help develop the nervous system and eyes of the fetus but also helps in nursing
  • studies made at the Christie Hospital in Manchester, England, have shown that omega-3 can block the spread of certain kinds of cancer cells.

Where to find Omega 3?

Since the body cannot produce Omega-3 naturally, you have to get these acids from your food, especially fish. Omega-3 is required to help with your skin, tissue repair, nervous and immune systems. Unsaturated omega-3 fatty acids are found mainly in oily fish (fatty fish – salmon, rainbow trout, mackerel, sardines), and to a lesser extent in some foods (eggs, flax oil, raw nuts, canola, seed ).

According to a study conducted on more than 10,000 people suffering from different diseases of the heart, daily consumption of one gram of fish oil reduces cardiovascular mortality by 30%, and death by heart attack by 45%.

These are just some of the reasons why you should include omega-3 fatty acids in your daily menu.