Fish oils come from fatty fish, also known as oily fish, specifically the tissue of fatty fish, such as trout, mackerel, tuna, herring, sardines, and salmon. They are interesting to nutritionists and health care professionals because of two main ingredients: DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), and EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) – both types of Omega-3 fatty acids.
Fish oil keeps inflammation down and your digestion in check. Its benefits can impact everything from city living and bone density to fat burning and brain power. They also reduce the signs of aging, and promote fat burning, improve bone health, preserve lean muscle and boost brain power and memory. Lets see some other proved benefits of this valuable acid.
WHY ARE THEY GOOD FOR YOU!?!
Prostate cancer – fish oils reduce men’s risk of developing prostate cancer if they follow a low-fat diet, one study found, while another linked omega-3 levels to a higher risk of aggressive prostate cancer.
Post-natal (post-partum) depression – protect from post-partum depression – DHA consumption during pregnancy at levels that are reasonably attained from foods has the potential to decrease symptoms of postpartum depression.”
Mental health benefits – Help young people with behavioral problems, especially those with ADHD.
Memory benefits – working memory can improve in healthy young adults if they increase their Omega-3 fatty acids intake, researchers reported in the journal PLOS One (October 2012 issue).
Protecting from vision loss – adequate dietary consumption of DHA protects people from age-related vision loss.
Benefits for the fetus – omega-3 consumption boosts fetal cognitive and motor development.
What should we eat to get our daily dose of fatty acids!? Even tho they are fatty, the are extremely good for you so don’t be scared to eat them. At the end our body needs everything..
- Oily fish – anchovies, herring, sardines, salmon, trout, and mackerel.
- Perilla oil
- Eggs (especially the ones that have “high in omega-3 written on the shell)
- Chia seeds
- Raddish seeds, sprouted raw
- Fresh basil
- Leafy dark green vegetables, such as spinach
- Dried tarragon
Hope this article helps you in a way to bring some more important nutritions into your daily meals. Or in the other case you can always get fish oil pills!