Doctors may tell you to cut the fat, but not all fats are unhealthy. Omega- 3 Fatty acids may have far-reaching health benefits. Did you know that the Omega -3 found in fatty fish; for example, Salmon studies suggest they help lower the risk of Heart Disease , our nation's top killer.
The Omega-3 Alphabet Omega 3
Omega-3 fatty acids come in more than one form. The types found in fish, called DHA
and EPA, appear to have the strongest health benefits. Another form known as
ALA is found in vegetable oils, flaxseed, walnuts, and dark leafy vegetables such
as spinach. The body converts a small amount of ALA into EPA and DHA, and
ALA also has some health benefits of its own.
How Omega-3 Fights Disease
Omega-3 fatty acids are believed to help fight disease by reducing inflammation in the blood vessels, joints, and elsewhere in the body. They also decrease the risk for an abnormal heart rhythm, reduce levels of unhealthy fats in the bloodstream (Decreasing levels of Total Cholesterol and Triglycerides and increasing HDL good cholesterol) , and slow the rate of plaque build-up in the blood vessels. Our bodies can't make omega-3s, so we must get them from our diet. Eating at least 4 ounces of fatty fish a week or taking 1000mg fish- oil supplement pill daily will do. Now, if you have heart disease, high cholesterol or triglycerides double to 8 ounces of fatty fish or a 1 gram fish oil pill twice daily. Omega-3s are found in salmon, tuna, nuts, leafy greens , flax seed and more; but the health benefits can differ from one source to another. When buying the supplement , look for a pill with at least 500 mg of EPA/DHA, the kind of omega-3 most effective in fighting heart disease. A "fish burp" a few hours after taking the pill is the most common side effect. To avoid the burp choose & enteric coated or frozen capsules.
Other Benefits of Omega-3s
They may also protect against symptoms of Depression, Dementia, Alzheimer,
ADHD, Cancer, Strokes, High Blood Pressure, Arrhythmias, and Rheumatoid Arthritis. For further Details please watch the slideshow link bellow: