According to live science, omega-3 appears to prevent irregular heartbeat, reduce fatty plaques inside artery walls, and decrease blood clotting. It has also been proven to increase HDL, or the good kind of cholesterol. Overall, the health benefits related to the heart go on and on.
Omega-3.us explains how pregnant and nursing mothers who consumed omega-3 fatty acids may have positively influenced their child’s intelligence and brain function. More studies will be needed to explore correlations between omega-3 and improved memory, recall, and focus.
This week let’s all use omega-3 in our diets. We only need one gram a day! Keep being dedicated to finding happiness and health, and we can all Be Better together while raising money for our chosen charity.
Another key benefit of omega-3 oil is improving heart health because the DHA and EPA acids have a positive effect on cardiovascular health. According to Moderate Health, consuming fish once or twice weekly can lower the risk of a stroke by as much as 27 percent. That fact alone should make us all want to increase our omega-3 intake.
3 Ways to Get Omega-3
1.) Fish Oil: This is probably the most common way to consume omega-3! According to the National Institutes of Health, omega-3 fish and fatty acids reduce pain and swelling.
2.) Flax Seed: naturalness explains how unrefined organic flaxseed oil contains around 55% more omega-3 acids than any other source. Put flax seed in your yogurt or cereal this week.
3.) Beans: Kidney, pinto, and mungo beans are an additional source to load up on healthy omega-3 acids.
Mental Health Benefits
Several studies have shown that omega-3 fatty acids banish depression. Omega-3 fatty acids can be found not only in fish, but also canola oil, flax seed, and kiwi. People with significantly lower levels of omega-3 inside the body are more likely to suffer from depression and o
ther psychological disorders, such as anxiety.
The most common cause of omega-3 deficiency is the overconsumption of fried foods, fast foods, and boxed food containing vegetable oils. Most people are deficient in omega-3 and unaware of all the benefits. Draxe.com explains how one of the best perks of omega-3 fish oil is reducing common symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), such as inattention and hyperactivity. Focus can be greatly improved.
These are just some of the health benefits of omega-3 oil; the list goes on and on. Remember to use the #bebetter52 hashtag when posting a photograph of the way you consumed omega-3 this week. We cannot wait to explore all the benefits alongside you!
Additional information on Omega-3:
- mynaturalfamily: 10 flax seed recipes that are delicious - everything from smoothies to homemade granola recipes
- https://omega3blog.wordpress.com/: Did you know that people who consume more omega-3 tend to have higher levels of grey matter in the brain?
- health.howstuffworks: EPA and DHA are known as essential fatty acids because the body doesn't produce them on its own.
- huffingtonpost: Can the omega-3 in fish oil have facial benefits? The New Anti-Aging Phenomenon!