Omega 3 Fatty Acids for Fitness

In the modern world people have become increasingly aware about the diet patterns they need to follow in order to remain healthy. The benefits of Omega 3 acids are widely know by all health conscious people especially with respect to weight loss, and controlling heart related diseases and blood pressure.

Omega 3 fatty acids are poly-unsaturated acids found mainly in fish like tuna, halibut, shark and salmon, and oils and algae from the sea. They reduce the bad cholesterol called triglycerids caused due to excessive fats in the body thus reducing the risks of heart attacks and heart related diseases.

These fatty acids are necessary for the body and help in keeping in control the risk of cancer of the breast, colon and prostrate. In fact, supplements given to cancer patients are known to benefit by helping them increase their appetite and weight. Supplements containing a high amount of docosahexaenoic acid are considered to be the healthiest of all for repairing of brain cells.

Therefore Alzheimer disease can also be kept away by constant intake of these fatty acids as they help in increasing the memory skills and general IQ of the person.They help in thinning of the blood and thus prevent blood clots. Apart form this, they also help to increase the immunity of the body. People that lack fatty acids in their diet are believed to have a poor memory and constantly be in an irritable mood and in depression.

The oils containing Omega 3 fatty acids are mainly found in fish, green leafy vegetables, nuts, tolu and soybean and canola oils that are a great source of nourishment for the hair and the nail. Another important source of Omega 3 fatty acids is flaxseed which is rich in Vitamins and phytonutrients. They are found in common foods like broccoli,  strawberries kiwi, canola, soybean and peanuts. They are used for treatment of breast cancer and menopause in women and relief from menstrual cramps.

They also help to improve fertility in women and lower the dangers of premature births and helps in the brain development of the baby’s brain. They are also used in certain ointments for treating wounds and bruises. They increase immunity and help prevent psychotic disorders.



Ridhi Rajpal