5 Health Benefits of Omega-3 Fatty Acids

5 Health Benefits of Omega-3 Fatty Acids

March 15, 2022

Omega-3 fatty acids are incredibly important. There are three types of omega-3 fatty acids: ALA, EPA and DHA. They have many powerful health benefits for your body and brain. 

5 Health Benefits of Omega-3 Fatty Acids

1 - Fights Against Anxiety and Depression. 

People who consume omega-3s regularly are less likely to be depressed. In addition, when people with depression or anxiety start taking omega-3 supplements, their symptoms improve. EPA appears to be the best at fighting depression 

2 - Omega 3’s can Promote Brain Health During Pregnancy and Early Life

Getting enough omega-3s during pregnancy and early life is crucial for your child’s development. Supplementing is linked to higher intelligence and a lower risk of several diseases.

3 - Reduce Symptoms of ADHD in Children

Omega-3 supplements can reduce the symptoms of ADHD in children. They improve attention and reduce hyperactivity, impulsiveness and aggression.

4 - Fight Inflammation

Omega-3s can reduce chronic inflammation, which can contribute to heart disease, cancer and various other diseases.

5 - Improve Sleep

Omega-3 fatty acids, especially DHA, may improve the length and quality of your sleep. Low levels of DHA are also linked to lower levels of the hormone melatonin, which helps you fall asleep. Supplementing with omega-3 increases the length and quality of sleep

 

List of Foods with High Omega 3 Fatty Acids

-Flax Seed

-Chia Seed

-Salmon

-Walnuts

-Firm Tofu

-Shellfish

-Canola Oil

-Navy (Haricot) Beans

-Brussel Sprouts

-Avocado




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