Importance of Omega-3s

Importance of Omega-3s

IMPORTANCE OF OMEGA-3s
·          Reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and senility
·          Ease the pain of rheumatoid arthritis
·          Reduce adult hypertension; prevent high blood pressure in children
·          Decrease growth rate of atherosclerotic plaque
·          Helps burn fat faster
·          Prevent insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome
·          Reduce symptoms of Crohn’s & inflammatory bowel disease
·          Improve brain health, lessen effects of depression, bipolar disorder and ADHD
·          Decrease triglyceride levels
·          Lower blood pressure
·          Reduced the risk of coronary heart disease, including an 81% reduced risk for sudden death in undiagnosed heart disease.
·          Decrease risk of arrhythmias, which can lead to sudden cardiac death
 
- Four end-stage Alzheimer’s patients were given fish oil supplementation and within two weeks had improved dramatically.
- Because a computer programmer had been taking fish oil to treat his gout, he is alive today after suffering 3 heart attacks.
- A woman suffering from fibromyalgia found pain relief the very first day she began taking fish oil.

 
THE WORD IS OUT!
Omega-3 fatty acids and fish oil are foundational to good health!  So important, in fact, that researchers say that low-grade systemic inflammation (the root cause of atherosclerosis, type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, and cardiac failure in adulthood) can actually be prevented with omega-3 oils.
 
Unfortunately, our intake of omega-3 oils has fallen 80% in the last 80 years.  More and more our diets are filled with omega-6 oils, esp. the chemically altered ‘partially hydrogenated,’ deadly transfats. 
 
Omega-3 oils include essential nutrients like ALA (Alpha-linolenic) EPA (eiscosapentaenoic) and DHA (docosahexaenoic) fatty acids.  These long-chain fatty acids cannot be created by our bodies so we must get them from our diet or by supplementation.
 
Since 2000, the American Heart Association’s dietary guidelines have recommended that healthy adults eat at least two servings of fish per week, particularly fish such as mackerel, lake trout, herring, sardines, albacore tuna, and salmon.  These fish contain two omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA.  A third kind, alpha-linolenic acid, is less potent.  It comes from soybeans, canola, walnut and flaxseed and oils made from those beans, nuts, and seeds.
 
[Please note:  Some types of fish contain high levels of mercury, PSBs, dioxides, and other environmental contaminates.  Know your source, when it comes to consuming fish and fish oil supplements.]