The benefits of Omega-3 fatty acids

The benefits of Omega-3 fatty acids
 

If your doctor has advised you to reduce or completely stop using fat, he definitely didn’t have in mind the Omega-3 fatty acids, which are known for positive impact on your body. Studies have confirmed that they reduce the risk of heart diseases, protect against depression, dementia, cancer and arthritis.

Omega-3 fatty acids can be found in a number of products. Omega- 3 found in fish are abbreviated to DHA and EPA. Another form, known as ALA, can be found in oil, walnuts and leafy vegetables.

It is believed that Omega-3 fatty acids help the body to fight against various diseases, reduce inflammations of blood vessels, joints and other parts of the body, help to maintain proper heart functions and reduce the amount of unhealthy fat in the blood. Since human body cannot produce Omega-3 by itself, we must get it with the food.

Omega-3 and stroke or arrhythmia. If you have had a heart attack, omega-3 fatty acids will help to reduce the risk of getting another one. Studies have shown that people who are regularly eating fish reduce the risk of unexpected and sudden death. Omega-3 stabilizes the work of heart and reduces the pulse and the likelihood of cardiac arrhythmias. If you want to feel the positive impact you should regularly eat fish, walnuts, broccoli, green beans and soya beans.

 

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