Benefits of Omega 3 fatty Acids
15 May, 2021 by
Progno Health Medical Team

Benefits of omega 3 fatty Acids


Omega 3 fatty acids are polyunsaturated fats that are essential for the human body. The body needs omega-3 fatty acids for several functions, such as controlling blood clots and building cell membranes in the brain, but the body cannot produce it naturally. Hence, it is important to obtain it from different food sources. Omega 3 fatty acids not only assist in the body's functions but also have several other benefits to keep us healthy.

(Polyunsaturated fats are fat molecules that have more than one unsaturated carbon bond in the molecule, also called a double bond. Oils that contain polyunsaturated fats are typically liquid at room temperature but start to turn solid when chilled. Olive oil contains polyunsaturated fats.)


Sources

Flaxseed oil, fish oil, walnuts, walnut oil, olive oil, eggs, canned fish like smoked salmon, oily fish like mackerel oysters, soybeans, onions, cauliflower, and sweet red peppers, mustard oil, green leafy vegetables, and fruits such as berries, pomegranates, and mangoes.

 

Benefits                                                 


* Regular consumption of fish reduces the possibility of coronary heart diseases.


* lt also has a therapeutic effect on children with ADHD ( Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder ) and is beneficial for autistic children.


* Helps control depression and other neurological disorders


* Reduces the risk of pneumonia and triglyceride levels


* Helps prevent cancer, Prostate, breast, and colon cancer have been correlated with a low intake of omega 3 fatty acids.


* Has a positive impact on the body’s calcium level and reduces bone loss


* Improves joint health by reducing stiffness associated with arthritis


* Reduces inflammation of the bowels, thus preventing several illnesses