1, 2, Omega 3!
Essential fatty acids are being studied like never before and the more we find out about them, the more they’re being heralded, for all the right reasons. These polyunsaturated fats are the building blocks of our body’s cells and can boast of countless health benefits. From maintaining healthy skin to improving brain function, omega 3s are your cells’ BFFs and here’s why you need them in your daily diet.
Omega 3s Are Good for your skin and hair
Who doesn’t want glowing, supple, healthy, wrinkle-free skin? Omega 3 fatty acids regulate the oil production of the skin, hydrate the skin, manage acne and curb premature skin ageing. Their cell-building properties maintain a healthy head of hair as well. Beauty beauty all the way!
Omega 3s fight mental illnesses
Studies have shown that people suffering from mental illnesses and Alzheimer's often have low omega 3 levels. This fatty acid regulates mood swings and relapses which are common in schizophrenics and those suffering from bipolar disorder.
They help fight inflammation
Long term inflammation is the cause behind most modern diseases, including cancer and heart disease. Omega 3 has been primarily linked to its anti-inflammatory properties, so you know why you need enough and more of this in your diet.
They can improve the way the heart works
Foods rich in omega 3 fats clean out arteries instead of clogging them, they regulate blood pressure, prevent formation of harmful blood clots and cause a reduction in triglycerides.
Who said fat is bad?
Omega 3s are crucial for brain development
DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) is an omega 3 fatty acid that is crucial for a baby’s brain development. Expecting mums with enough DHA in the diet have more intelligent, social and healthier babies.
So what are the sources for Omega 3 fatty acids?
Omega 3 fatty acids are found both in animal and plant-based foods. Oily fish like salmon, fish oil, oils like sunflower and canola oil, cauliflower, flax seeds, walnuts, hemp seeds, eggs, cod liver oil, spinach etc are great sources of this wonder.
Stock up on your omega 3s and glow your way to health!