OMEGA-3 Fatty Acids

One type you fat you do not want to cut out of your diet is omega-3 fatty acids. Namely -- EPA and DHA are that are found mostly in certain fish. There is however one type of omega -3 found in plant sources like nuts and seeds that is called ALA (alpha-linolenic acid)

Health benefits of Omega 3 – fatty acids

Reduce Triglycerides
Fish oil can lower high triglyceride levels

Anti-Depressant
Omega-3’s seem to reduce depression in cultures that eat foods high in fish oil.

Anti-Inflammatory
Fish oil supplements seem to help for Rheumatoid Arthritis
Help boost the effectiveness of anti-inflammatory drugs

Asthma
Due to the anti –inflammatory properties of Omega-3’s lung function seems to be improved.

Alzheimer’s and Dementia
Some studies suggest omega-3’s help to protect against Alzheimer’s and gradual memory loss due to ageing

Baby Development
DHA plays an important function in the neurological and visual development in infants

Anti-Depressant
Omega-3’s seem to reduce depression in cultures that eat foods high in fish oil.

ADHD
There are studies suggesting fish oil can help in reducing symptoms of ADHS

  1. Mackerel (4 107mg per Serving)
  2. Salmon (4,123 mg per serving)
  3. Cod liver oil (2,682 mg per serving)
  4. Herring (946 mg per serving)
  5. Oysters (370 mg per serving)
  6. Sardines (2,205 mg per serving)
  7. Anchovies (951 mg per serving)
  8. Caviar (1,086 mg per serving)
  9. Flax seeds (2,350 mg per serving)
  10. Chia seeds (5,060 mg per serving)
  11. Walnuts (2,570 mg per serving)
  12. Soybeans (1,241 mg per serving

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