Oil found in certain varieties of cold water fish is found to be very high in Omega 3 essential fatty acids. So what are Omega 3s and why are they good for us? Well science has shown that Omega 3s have incredible benefits to our health including:
- Reduces the risk and symptoms of depression
- Crucial for healthy brain growth in infants (including during pregnancy)
- Improves risk factors of heart disease (such as reduction in triglycerides, high blood pressure, blood clots, plaque an inflammation, and increase HDL good cholesterol levels)
- Reduces symptoms of ADHD in children
- Reduces symptoms of metabolic syndromes (such as insulin resistance, inflammation and as above improves many heart disease risk factors)
- Fights inflammation
- Fights Autoimmune disease (including type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease and psoriasis)
- Can improve mental disorders (reducing occurrence of mood swings in people with bipolar or schizophrenia )
- Reduce risk of age related mental diseases such as Alzheimer
- May help prevent some types of cancer (including colon, prostate and breast)
- Reduce asthma in children and young adults
- Reduce fat on your liver
- Improves bone and joint health (such as osteoporosis and arthritis)
- Alleviate pain associated with menstruation
- Improved sleep
- Improved eye health
Great for your skin with anti-aging properties and reducing sun damage
Health Canada recommends to include 2-3 serves of fish per week in your diet, and also 1 gram of plant-sourced Omega-3 each day such as that found in nuts & seeds, cereals and bread, dairy, some meats, oils & dressings.
If you aren’t consuming this amount of fish oil through your diet then you may wish to consider taking an Omega-3 supplement. Check with your local health professional for further advice as to how much you need, as it will depend on a number of factors including age, weight, diet, and what benefit you are seeking.
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