Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Can't Hurt, and They Might Help - with a lot of things...
Some reports released by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the past few weeks indicate that adding omega-3 fatty acids may be a good way to protect yourself and your loved ones against many nasty conditions you probably don't want to get. Vital for human life, omega-3 fatty acids are found naturally in fish oils, but since most of us don't eat enough fish regularly to provide the beneficial omega-3 fatty acids we need, supplements are recommended.
- The American Heart Association (AHA) has endorsed taking omega-3 fatty acids to increase HDL (good cholesterol) while decreasing LDL (bad cholesterol)
- Omega-3 fatty acids decrease risk of blood clots, heart attack and high blood pressure
- Omega-3 fatty acids help control inflammatory processes and decrease the need for pain medicines in people with rheumatoid arthritis
- Omega-3 fatty acids have been found to decrease problems associated with diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease, asthma, Berger's Disease and Raynaud's Disease
- Omega-3 fatty acids may lower the risk of Alzheimer's disease
- Omega-3 fatty acids help decrease some complications of AIDS
- A diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids strengthens the immune system and helps prevent cancer
- The NIH is recruiting volunteers for a nation-wide study to determine if omega-3 fatty acids slow the progression of Alzheimer's Disease.
- A diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids helps stabilize moods and decrease depression
- Studies show that omega-3 fatty acids may help ADHD, bipolar spectrum disorder, anxiety and schizophrenia
Thank you cenz for the use of the gorgeous photo, Mackerel Fishing at Brixham Lighthouse.