8 reasons to add Omega 3 to your diet

After an exhausting trip across the ocean, i finally arrived back home to visit my parents. And the first thing my mother gives me is an Omega 3 tablet! “You have to do a cure , you know that don’t you?” Well yes i KNOW, but it’s still good for your mom to know everything right?!

The Mediterranean diet focuses on eating foods with actual health benefits , including foods rich in Omega 3 fatty acids. Eating fish a few times a week is one way of following a healthy Mediterranean diet.

Fatty fish, such as mackerel, lake trout, herring, sardines, tuna and salmon are rich sources of Omega 3 fatty acids. Omega 3 lowers triglycerides, decreases blood clotting, improves the health of blood vessels and helps moderate blood pressure.

Salmon Fillets CREDIT AquaBounty

We need Omega 3 for our bodies to work normally. Because they are not made in the body, we need to get them from our diet or as supplements.

1-Omega 3 in modest doses reduces cardiac death.

2-Omega 3 fatty acids prevent atrial fibrillation after coronary artery bypass surgery.

3-Omega 3 supplements have a therapeutic effect in children with ADHD.

4-Omega 3 fatty acids improve macro and microvascular function in subjects with type 2 diabetes.

5-An 8 month treatment with Omega 3 fatty acids has a positive effect on decreasing inflammation in patients with cystic fibrosis.

6-Omega 3 may have a therapeutic effect on postpartum depression.

7-Higher intake of Omega 3 may reduce the risk of pneumonia.

8-Omega 3 improves skin health, by helping the prevention of acne and psoriasis.

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