Bet you heard this a thousand times before , how eating fish every now and then will do you so much good. What is the reason behind it, you must have wondered. Say hi to Omega 3 because you might have found your best friend by the end of this article!
Omega 3 is a fatty acid found mainly in flaxseed , nuts, fishes , soybeans and tofus.When is comes to fishes , your top choices will be salmon, halibut, cod, and tuna. Given our Malaysian diet, it is fair to conclude these food items rarely makes it into the menu.If your idea of adding nuts into your diet is overdosing on the kacang served with nasi lemak, we are here to set the record straight!
What are the benefits of Omega 3? We could go on talking about it all night long, after all extensive research has been done around the world for years. Let’s list down the top 5 reasons why you should start getting your Omega 3 doses as soon as possible.
FREEDOM FROM PAIN AND INFLAMMATION
How? Omega 3 fatty acids, particularly EPA, are involved in your body’s inflammatory response and inflammation cycle. Relieving the inflammation (swelling) will help reduce the pain.
BETTER BRAIN FUNCTION AND HIGHER INTELLIGENCE
Pregnant and nursing mothers who include omega 3 fatty acids in their diets, may have a positive impact on their babies intelligence. For adults, Omega 3 is also being researched in association with improved memory, recall, reasoning and focus.
FEELING BETTER WITH LESS DEPRESSION
Making you smarter is not all that Omega 3 may do for your brain. Psychiatry department researchers at the University of Sheffield UK, along with other research studies, have seen the possibility that the omega 3 fatty acids in fish oil supplements “alleviated” the symptoms of depression, bipolar and psychosis.
SUPERIOR CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH
Research has suggested that the DHA, EPA and DPA found in Omega 3 may have a positive effect on heart disease and may be effective in keeping people with healthy hearts free of heart disease. People who already have heart disease may be able to lower their risk of further damage.
BETTER SKIN , NAILS AND HAIR
This certainly got your attention ladies. Yes, Omega 3 contains EPA and it is highly essential is maintaining healthy skin, nails and hair. Those taking fish oil supplements on a daily basis reported a healthier hair and nail growth, and a better skin quality.
Now that you know how Omega 3 can help improve your life, be sure to check back tomorrow to see how you can get your daily intake of Omega 3. We have narrowed it down for you so there really should be no excuses!