3 Facts You Need To Know About Omega-3s
Omega-3s, found in fish oil, have an important role in many body functions and structures, including supporting brain, eye, nervous system, joint and heart health.
So, what exactly are the 3 facts you need to know about Omega-3s? Read on to find out.
1. They are essential to our bodies, we must get them from our diet or supplements
Our bodies can’t make them, so they must be obtained from our diet. Fish such as tuna and salmon are especially rich sources of these fatty acids. Fish-oil supplements are also a rich source, as they typically contain 30%–50% omega-3 fatty acids by weight. 1
2. They support the function of every cell in our bodies.
Did you know that the human body is made up of approximately 37 trillion cells, and each one of them contains important omega-3 fatty acids that the body needs to stay healthy and function normally? They are an integral part of cell membranes throughout the body and affect the function of the cell receptors in these membranes. 2
3. They are scientifically proven to provide heart-protective, anti-inflammatory effects.
Observational and clinical trials showed that the reduction in cardiovascular deaths from eating fish was largely the result of the prevention of sudden cardiac death by polyunsaturated fatty acids in fish oil. 3
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