The sources of Omega 3 fatty acids have been only related to the fish. But not many people know that these can be found in many seeds and oil like walnuts, chia seeds, flax seeds, canola oil and also have their source in fishes like Sardines, Salmon or the Mackerel. Although being a fatty acid, Omega 3 is the essential nutrient for our body as it has massive power to fight against LDL, the bad cholesterol and the triglycerides. Apart from that, this essential nutrient has many unsung benefits that are:
The omega 3 fatty acids, when taken tend to release the “happy hormone” serotonin in the brain which causes mood elevation and happiness thus fighting depression and anxiety.
Omega 3 tends to inhibit the production of such molecules that cause inflammation, therefore, decreasing the extent of inflammation.
Helps fight Brain Disorders
DHA, a type of Omega 3 is crucial for brain development and growth. It constitutes about 40% of brain activity. It is crucial for the fetal brain development and in later stages for the maintenance of the Brain’s vital functions. It fights various disorders like Alzheimer’s disease or Dementia.
Prevents Cardiovascular Diseases
Omega 3 prevents stroke and heart attacks by reducing the amount of bad cholesterol; the low-density lipoproteins and triglycerides whereas enhancing the good cholesterol.
Omega 3 fatty acid boosts up the immunity and prevents from auto-immune disorders like rheumatoid arthritis, lupus and diabetes type-I.
Beneficial for Eye Health
DHA is the structural component of the retina as well. Therefore, utilizing more of the Omega 3, causes eye health to improve.
Omega 3 fights off the metabolic stress in the body hence killing all the oxidative components saving from cancer. According to research, people who have an intake of fish oils have 55% less risk of developing colon cancer.
Helpful in Weight Loss
The fish liver oil reduces the stress on the liver by making it less fatty that in turn improves the metabolic reactions in our body and a person is saved from unidentified weight gain.
Improves Skin and Hair Health
Being the part of the skin structure, the Omega 3 fatty acid also nourishes it, makes it soft and avoids premature ageing of the skin and also removes wrinkles.
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