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Health benefits of omega 3 fatty acids

Let’s find out how omega 3 benefits your health –

  • Good for your eyes

Do you have trouble reading the newspaper? You could be omega 3 deficient. Your retina needs DHA – a kind of omega 3 fatty acid to function properly. When you don’t eat foods that contain this nutrient, vision problems can crop up.

  • Fights anxiety

Worries and anxiety take a heavy toll on both your mind and your body and can lead to depression, heart disorders and brain stroke. Omega 3 fatty acids can help you deal with anxiety, worries and can even fight off depression.

  • Promotes brain growth of the embryo

Are you or a loved one expecting a child? Pregnant women need a regular dose of omega 3 fatty acids because it promotes brain development in the foetus. This has been observed to increase intelligence and enhance behavioural and social skills in children.

  • Counteracts the risk factors of heart ailments

Heart disorders are a leading cause of hospitalization. How can omega 3 fatty acids improve heart health? They can combat the factors that challenge your heart health such as plaque, inflammation, blood clots, triglycerides, bad cholesterol and hypertension.

  • Prevents metabolic syndrome

Why is metabolic syndrome harmful? Because the illnesses that come under it such as central obesity (the waistline), high blood pressure and resistance to insulin can be very bad for your health.  

  • Can save you from dementia

Did you know that omega 3 is not just good for a baby’s brain but your brain too? If you take omega 3 fatty acids all your life, it will slow down or prevent the degeneration of your brain. It will prevent memory loss and dementia. In fact, Alzheimer’s’ patients can really benefit from omega 3 supplements.  

  • Can alleviate menstrual pain

Menstrual pain can be severe. It can significantly affect your quality of life. Women who consume omega-3s have milder menstrual pain. Omega-3 supplement is more effective than ibuprofen in treating pain during menstruation.

  • Can fight inflammation

Inflammation is a natural response to infections and damage in your body. Omega-3 fatty acids can reduce the production of molecules and substances linked to inflammation. Omega-3s may treat arthritis and reduce the risk of osteoporosis. It may improve bone strength and joint health.

  • Defends you against cancer

Studies have shown that regular consumption of Omega 3 fatty acids reduces the risk of colon cancer, breast cancer in women and prostate cancer in men.



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