Why Omega 3 Is Important and How to Get Them?

13 Jul 2022

Have you not already heard about Omega 3? If not, then we are here for you. Read the entire post for interesting information about Omega 3 and which food should you eat to get them.

Good for your heart

Heart diseases cause the highest amount of deaths around the globe. It has been observed by scientific researches that fish-eating people encounter relatively less percentage of heart diseases in comparison to the none fish-eating community. And thus it was established that this difference is due to the presence of Omega 3 fatty acid in fish.

This important food ingredient can help to prevent heart attacks, increase good cholesterol, lessening the chance of blood clots, and many more. Though, Omega 3 fatty acid supplements are found not to be beneficial to prevent heart attacks among the non-fish-eating community.

Good for your eyes

Omega 3 fatty acid is very beneficial for eyes. A particular type of Omega 3 fatty acid is a major component in our retina. And thus having this type of Omega 3 fatty acid which is called DHA in enough amount can help in preventing eyesight problems and even blindness.

Can fight against depression

Well, one of the most common problems in this pandemic is constant anxiety and eventually the rising level of depression in every age group. Regular consumption of Omega 3 can improve the symptoms and help us to fight depression and anxiety as well.

Brain development while pregnancy and early life

Weoften overthink ourselves about the brain development of our infants and how they are going to make it big in this world of constant competition. Then, one of the most precious pieces of information we must have is that Omega 3 fatty acid helps it massively to develop the brain in the early stage of life.

Consumption of Omega 3 regular may help to build higher intelligence, better communication and social skills and lessening the behavioural problems in children.

Can reduce asthma in children

These days, asthma or breathlessness is a major issue in children as air pollution is a major threat these days. Almost every child is born with a breathing problem.

Omega 3 has been considered as the agent capable of lowering the risk of asthma among children and young adults.

Can fight autoimmune diseases

Proper consumption of Omega 3 fatty acid can be a shield against autoimmune diseases like type 1 diabetes. In autoimmune diseases, our immune system starts to kill our healthy cells by mistake recognising them as threats. Taking Omega 3 fatty acid in our early life can help us to combat these kinds of diseases.

Can fight age-related mental decline and Alzheimer

Mental decline including memory is a very common issue of ageing. With the age, most people find it difficult to get hold on to their memories and some of them are affected by diseases like Alzheimer. Intake of Omega 3 fatty acid in the regular diet can help us to prevent mental decline and combat diseases like Alzheimer.

How to get Omega 3 fatty acid?

The best source of Omega 3 fatty acid is fish and other seafood. Especially the cold water fishes like Salmon, mackerel, tuna, herring and sardines contain a great amount of Omega 3 fatty acid. For Indians, especially the Bengalis, Hilsha is the best source of Omega 3 fatty acid.

Except these, nuts and seeds (such as flaxseed, chia seeds, and walnuts) and plant oils (such as flaxseed oil, soybean oil, and canola oil) contain Omega 3 fatty acid.

Finally, always remember that a proper diet is always better and important. Omega 3 fatty acid should be a part of your complete diet, not all of it. Good sleep, healthy lifestyle, a regular workout should be accompanied by a complete diet to live a longer and better life.

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