Omega-3 is found in deep sea fish, such as mackerel, tuna, salmon or some fresh water fishes like snakehead fish, striped snakehead fish and catfish, among others. It is also present in the form of Alpha-Linolenic Acid (ALA) in vegetables, beans and seeds, such as cauliflower, spinach and soy bean, among others.
Benefits of Omega-3
Helps to regulate cholesterol levels and reduce triglycerides including VLDL (Very Low Density Lipoprotein containing the highest amount of triglycerides) in the blood, thus minimizing the build-up of atherosclerotic plaque in blood vessels that causes vascular disease in the brain and heart.
Helps to prevent heart disease. Research studies show that eskimos in Greenland who earn their living as fishermen and consume deep sea fishes rich in Omega-3 as their main diet have the lowest rate of heart disease in the world. This is a strong indicator of Omega-3 fatty acid in the prevention of heart disease and reduction of mortality rate caused by heart attack.
Helps to develop the brain and nervous system of infants as DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid), a type of Omega-3 fatty acid most essential for producing in the fetus a hormone that’s necessary for development of the brain as well as the optical nervous system and the retina.
Helps to alleviate menstrual pain as Omega-3 aids in the production of Eicosanoids with hormonal properties that play a part in controlling blood clotting and contraction as well as smooth muscle function. The ability to contain contraction of the uterus and blood clotting helps to ease abdominal aches during menstruation.
Helps to reduce inflammation as Omega-3 inhibits the production of Cytokines that cause inflammation. Research study conducted by New England Journal of Medicine also shows that Omega-3 minimizes the risk of inflammatory bowel disease and breast cancer.
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