Omega-3: What is it?
by Wendy on 19th December 2019
Omega-3 fatty acids play an important part in the human diet, but our bodies cannot produce them. This means we must acquire them from foods such as fish, seafood, and nut oils. Luckily, they are widely distributed in nature, and are even available as supplements.
Some of the Benefits:
· Helps with anxiety and depression
· Promotes healthy brain development during gestation and early years
· Reduced risk of heart disease
· Can reduce instances of ADHD in children
· Helps fight inflammation
· Can improve eyesight and reduce macular degeneration
· Helps fight age-related brain degeneration and Alzheimer’s Disease
· Can help with childhood asthma
· Reduces fat in your liver
· Helps with bones and joints
· Alleviates menstrual cramps
· Good for your skin
The best way to take Omega-3 is via natural whole foods, such as fatty fish, at least twice a week. Mackerel, Salmon, Herring, Oysters, Sardines, and Anchovies all contain high volumes of Omega-3. Flax seeds and chia seeds are also great sources of this very important fatty acid.
Alternatively, you can take supplements, which are widely available in health food stores and most supermarkets. You can even buy a vegan version of Omega-3 which is derived purely from plant sources, so they’re cruelty free and just as beneficial as their fishy counterparts