Diseases Symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, cholesterol, cardiovascular disease
Beneficial Reduce premenstrual symptoms, vision
Omega 3 description
Omega 3 fatty acids are essential for the proper functioning of the body, unfortunately the body is unable to produce them and therefore they must be included in the diet.
There are three important types of omega 3. First of all α-linolenic acid or more commonly ALA, it must imperatively be brought to the body through food, since the human body does not manufacture it, it is therefore essential.
While the other two are eicosapentaenoic acid or EPA which is synthesized by humans from ALA (therefore very high ALA consumption). Finally, the last being docosahexaenoic acid called DHA, itself is also made from ALA. Therefore it is important that alpha-linolenic acid is supplied in the human diet.
Regarding food sources, they come either from the sea or from plants only. The type of omega 3 intake and the richest, is that of marine origin, this includes all kinds of oils with sardines and salmon, Atlantic mackerel and herring, as well as those from the Pacific, the pink salmon and sockeye salmon, rainbow trout and white tuna, and to finish the shrimp.
For plants, there is linseed and hemp oil, rapeseed and walnuts, soybeans and green vegetables, but they are less important as a source of omega 3.
Unfortunately, it is regrettable that Western countries do not consume enough omega 3, and that this deficiency can have harmful effects on health. Not long ago, scientists were studying the causes of mortality and on this panel of 12 types of death observed, the insufficiency arrives is in 6 position. In America alone (similar to Europeans in percentage), it is proven that with a correct source of omega 3, there would be between 63,000 to 97,000 more people alive each year (mortality caused by cardiovascular diseases) .
It should be noted that a deficiency would also bring fatigue disorders, memory problems, dry skin, mood swings, poor blood circulation and even depressive states.
Omega 3 and its medicinal virtues
The importance of omega 3 is considerable in cardiovascular protection, especially from the marine environment (fish oil), it reduces the risk of contracting these diseases and moreover it prevents relapses. Various studies around the world have shown that regular omega 3 supplementation or a diet including fish, twice a week, leads to its conclusions of prevention of risks or relapses of heart disorders (infarction) and cholesterol. / p>
Omega 3 is beneficial in relieving morning stiffness and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, by its action it greatly reduces the consumption of anti-inflammatory drugs generally prescribed for these health problems.
Omega 3 (fish oil) are essential for the assimilation of certain vitamins essential to the body, vitamin A and D, which are beneficial for bones and vision among others. It is also considered to have an antidepressant effect in depression, and reduce symptoms and pain of menstruation.
Omega 3 other uses
The marine omega 3 is used in other fields, the cosmetics for a beautification of the skin, for a contribution in the nutrition of animals (bovines most often). And of course it is consumed in vegetable sources as edible oil.
Omega 3 helps and heals
Cardiac and cardiovascular disorders, symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, cholesterol, depression, reduce premenstrual symptoms.