At a time when lifestyle diseases have become rampant, people continue to search for more natural remedies that can help cure or prevent illnesses. One of those that really hit the headlines in 1970’s is the Omega-3 fatty acids discovered on the Inuit Eskimos of Greenland. These people have a high-fat diet yet they have very low incidence of heart diseases. Inuit diet is comprised mostly of fish which contains plenty of long-chained omega-3 fats or eicosapentanoic acids (EPA) and docosahexanoic acid (DHA).
EPA and DHA as essential for people’s well-being, and since the human body cannot produce these; we have to consume food that is enriched with them. Omega-3 has been tagged as the “good fat” because of its health benefits. Seafood as well as some plants such as walnuts and flaxseed are said to be great sources of Omega-3.
Every single cell in the human body uses Omega-3 fatty acids and is said to aid different health conditions including –
The American Heart Association recommends eating foods that are rich in Omega-3 fatty acids to reduce the risk of developing heart diseases. Essential nutrients in fish oil are known to lower the concentration of fats in blood and prevent the hardening of the arteries.Continue Reading…