Fish oil Supplements - Omega3
We have all heard of Omega3 and fish oil benefits before. However, probably not all of you are familiar with the correct use of Omega3 at you daily meals and daily supplement and all the benefits we can get our of these Fatty Acids.
Fish Oil Benefits
- Plays a cruicial role in brain function, as well as normal growth and development.
- Can reduce the risk of heart desease. (The American Heart Association recommends eating fish (particularly fatty fish such as mackerel, lake trout, herring, sardines, albacore tuna, and salmon) at least 2 times a week.)
- Reduce risk of Cancer.
- Reduce risk of Arthritis.
- Reduce High Cholesterol.
- Reduce High Blood Pressure.
- Reduce risk of Diabetes (People with diabetes often have high triglyceride and low HDL levels. Omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil can help lower triglycerides and apoproteins (markers of diabetes), and raise HDL, so eating foods or taking fish oil supplements may help people with diabetes)
- May reduce smptoms of lupus, an autoimmune condition characterized by fatigue and joint pain (Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)).
- Reduce risk of Osteoporosis.
- Can help Depression Symptoms.
- Can help people with Bipolar Disorded.
- Improves Schizophrenia Symptoms.
- Help people with Skin Disorders.
- Reduce Asthma Symptoms.
- Reduce Menstrual Pain.
- Reduce risk of Colorectal Cancer, Breast Cancer and Prostate Cancer.
Omega3 Fatty Acids can be found in the following foods:
Food with the highest percentage of Omega 3 from the highest to the lowest!
- Flaxseed Oil or Flaxseeds
- Fish oil, Salmon
- Seeds, Chia Seeds, dried
- Fish, Agutuk, Bearded Seal (Alaska Native)
- Fish Oil, Mendhaden
- Fish, Caviar, black and red, granual
- Fish Oil, Sardine, Cod Liver Oil
- Fish, Mackerel
- Radish Seeds, sprouted, raw
- Nuts, Butternuts, Walnutsdried
- Spices, Cloves
- Grape leaves, Marjoran canned
- Oil vegetable, Walnut
- Broccoli, Chinese, cooked
- Spinach, frozen, chopped or leaf, cooked, boild, drained
- ...any many more!
Researches about Omega3
| 1) Effects of Omega-3 Fatty Acids on Cognitive Function with Aging, Dementia and Neurological Diseases
A study on 'Effects of Omega-3 Fatty Acids on Cognitive Function with Aging, Dementia and Neurological Diseases' prepared by Southern California/RAND Evidence-based Practice Center, LA, CA, prepared for Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality showed the following conclusions: 'The quantity and strength of evidence for effects of omega-3 fatty acids on the neurological conditions assessed vary greatly. Due to the small number of studies that met our inclusion criteria, further research is necessary before substantive conclusions can be drawn. The paucity of evidence in this area suggests that a great deal of epidemiological and clinical research remains to be done before any conclusions can be drawn or policy recommendations can be made regarding the health effects of omega-3 fatty acids on normal cognitive function with aging, dementia, and neurological diseases.'
| 2) Research shows that omega-3 fatty acids reduce inflammation and may help lower risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and arthritis...
Another study on Omega3 Fatty Acids by Universitiy of Maryland Medical Center showed the following conclusions: 'Research shows that omega-3 fatty acids reduce inflammation and may help lower risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and arthritis. Omega-3 fatty acids are highly concentrated in the brain and appear to be important for cognitive (brain memory and performance) and behavioral function. In fact, infants who do not get enough omega-3 fatty acids from their mothers during pregnancy are at risk for developing vision and nerve problems. Symptoms of omega-3 fatty acid deficiency include fatigue, poor memory, dry skin, heart problems, mood swings or depression, and poor circulation.
It is important to have the proper ratio of omega-3 and omega-6 (another essential fatty acid) in the diet. Omega-3 fatty acids help reduce inflammation, and most omega-6 fatty acids tend to promote inflammation. The typical American diet tends to contain 14 - 25 times more omega-6 fatty acids than omega-3 fatty acids, which many nutritionally oriented physicians consider to be way too high on the omega-6 side.
The Mediterranean diet, on the other hand, has a healthier balance between omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. Many studies have shown that people who follow this diet are less likely to develop heart disease. The Mediterranean diet emphasizes foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids, including whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables, fish, olive oil, garlic, as well as moderate wine consumption.
http://www.muscle-health-fitness.com/krill-oil-benefits.html by Ed Clements, creator of muscle-health-fitness.com, is an independent health and fitness writer who specialises in dietary, supplementation and weights training advice for improving body composition and hormone balance.
References and Footnotes:
1)Effects of Omega-3 Fatty Acids on Cognitive Function with Aging, Dementia and Neurological Diseases, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 2005
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