Omega 3: all the benefits of "good" fats

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Why is eating foods rich in omega 3 so important? Because our body gets its omega 3s from the foods we eat.

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We often talk about omega 3 as of good fats, essential for our health. Why hire foods rich in omega 3 is that important? Because our body gets the omega 3 precisely from the foods we eat.

Fish is not the only source of omega 3 we have available. Between plant sources of omega 3 we find flax seeds, linseed oil, walnuts and extra virgin olive oil. Omega 3s are also called essential fatty acids.

Let's find out which are the main ones health benefits of omega 3 fatty acids.

Omega 3 and longevity

Omega 3 lengthen the life and they are helpful from this point of view especially for the elderly, according to the most recent scientific research. High levels of essential fatty acids in our bodies help us reduce the risk of mortality. Researchers' findings support the importance of adequate omega-3 blood levels for cardiovascular health and suggest that these benefits could actually extend years of life in the long run.

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Omega 3 and depression

Uno study conducted in Australia at the Menzies Institute and published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, it monitored over 1300 people between the ages of 26 and 36, confirming the benefits of omega 3s to prevent and counteract trough, with particular reference to women.

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3) Omega 3 and intelligence


According to one study conducted by researchers at the University of Uppsala, omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids are essential for the proper functioning of the brain and nervous system and are to be considered among the key substances that led to development of human intelligence.


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4) Omega 3, colitis and Crohn's disease

Uno study conducted by the Issfal showed that omega 3 fatty acids have positive effects both against a very common gastrointestinal disorder such as colitis, both against rarer diseases such as Crohn's disease.

Read also: OMEGA 3: EFFECTIVE ALSO AGAINST COLITIS AND CROHN'S DISEASE

5) Omega 3 and breast cancer

According to one study recently conducted in Canada, introducing omega 3s into our diet in a targeted way could be useful in breast cancer prevention and in slowing the development of the disease. In particular, the presence of omega 3 fatty acids in the body can help slow down the growth of breast cancer by 30%.

Read also: OMEGA 3 TO FIGHT BREAST CANCER

6) Omega 3 and type 2 diabetes

According to one study conducted in Finland, the more omega 3 is in the body, the less likely you are to have type 2 diabetes. prevent type 2 diabetes Researchers advise everyone to consume fish rich in omega 3 a couple of times a week (or replace it with vegetable counterparts), follow a healthy diet in general and do regular physical activity.


Read also: OMEGA 3: REDUCE THE RISK OF TYPE 2 DIABETES

Photo source: European Institute of Oncology

Photo source: European Institute of Oncology

7) Omega 3 and migraines

Flax seeds are associated with numerous health benefits due to their omega 3 fatty acid content. These substances help to fight migraines and have anti-inflammatory properties. The advice for everyone, not just for migraine sufferers, is to add flax seeds to breakfast cereals or salads after having chopped them, so that the body can assimilate them. THU a study on the subject.


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8) Omega 3 and hair health

When the hair appears dull and dull, it may be necessary to enrich one's diet with omega 3 fatty acids. healthy fats to maintain their natural shine. So let's give the green light to omega-3-rich foods in our diet, starting with nuts, flaxseed and flax oil.

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9) Omega 3 and sexual health

According to Brian Clement, co-director of the Hippocrates Health Institute of West Palm Beach and co-author with his wife of the book "7 Keys to Lifelong Sexual Vitality", foods rich in omega 3 contribute to improve sexual functions both male and female, ensuring a better erectile response and a better blood supply to the female genitals.

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10) Omega 3 and the Mediterranean diet

Extra virgin olive oil is one of the symbolic foods of the Mediterranean diet. You may not have known yet that extra virgin olive oil is considered so beneficial because of its balanced content of omega 3 and omega 6 which makes the fat available to us more like breast milk.

Read also: OLIVE OIL IS GOOD LIKE BREAST MILK

To better understand what omega 3 are used for and to discover the foods that contain more of them, watch our video with doctor Valentina Venanzi.

 

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