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Top 6 reasons to eat Omega 3's daily

September 10, 2018

1. Helps to fight anxiety and depression 

 

Omega 3's such as fish and nuts and seeds have been shown in various studies to help reduce the signs and severity of depressive symptoms such as lethargy, sadness and a disinterest in life. In a few studies, doses of EPA (a type of omega 3) daily have been as effective as an antidepressant drug.

 

2. Improves brain function and promotes brain health

 

Omegas are crucial for brain health and for brain development in children . Studies have shown that children who are fed a formula higher in EPA and DHA have better brain health and eye sight than those who don't.

 

 

3. They can help lower your risk for heart disease

 

The research on this can date back hundreds of years with researchers finding that communities that are fish had lower rates of heart disease than those who ate few fish. Omegas have been shown to help reduce triglycerides levels, blood pressure, and reduce the incidence of blood clots and inflammatory markers.

 

4. Can reduce symptoms of ADHD

 

Studies have shown that people with ADHD have lower levels of Omega 3 fatty acids and consumed less fish, nuts and seeds in their diet. What's more is that studies have shown that Omega supplements help to reduce the symptoms of restlessness and helps to drastically improve concentration levels and information retention.

 

5. Can help reduce inflammation

 

Even though we need inflammation in the body to help fight off infection, too much inflammation is not a good thing. The Omega 3 essential fatty acids in foods such as fish, avocado, nuts and seeds have been shown to reduce inflammatory markers in the body and drastically reduce the pain caused from inflammation in causes of arthritis, muscular aches and pains and in auto immune diseases.

 

6. Can help improve sleep 

 

Many studies have indicated that low levels of Omega 3 is associated with sleep depravation and sleep disruption and also been linked to low level of melatonin (the hormone that helps you to fall asleep)

 

 

 

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