We will tell you why your body is craving it and your doctor is recommending it. Get ready to get with it... the list is pretty endless. From eye to brain, to heart to skin, the world can't get enough of fish oil fatty acid health benefits right now.
Omg... too much to talk about.
We've heard often, people question their need for taking fish oil on a daily basis.. welp we'd rather just pound our heads into the wall. Fish oil works magic on our bodies delivering insane benefits to the most important organs as well as promoting age defending benefits outside our bodies. Let's get started.
For all the athletes in the house
Anti-Inflammation is key. The big whopper to boosting your recovery time and increasing your muscle capabilities. As you train, you are exhausting and tearing your muscles creating lactic acid and inflammation in your muscle tissue.
Performancing-enhancing effects on omega-3 play out in many different ways for athletes including:
Improves strength and physical performance
Reduces exercise-induced muscle damage
Decreases of delayed-onset muscle soreness
Combats negative immune effects of intensive training
Strengthens bone density
Promotes lung functioning
In addition to your physical training, if you ingest omega-6 in your diet, you are contributing increased inflammation on your issues. Unfortunately, today's Western diet has increased omega-6 to omega-3 ratio to 20:1. Ya, concerning.
Get on the anti-inflammatory train, fast.
Skin health benefits
Almost as equivalent as simple as applying sunscreen in the morning, taking an omega-3 supplement is an additional protection against the harsh sun on your delicate skin!
A study published in a 2003 edition of "Carcinogenesis" found that beneficial omega-3 fatty acids contained in fish oil have properties that protect skin from the sun's damaging effects, from a great supporting source from the Livestrong Foundation.
When in doubt, save your skin.
Eye health benefits
How might omega-3 from fish protect us from hearing loss? Hearing relies on a number of finely tuned membranes and nerves that take sound waves from your ear and turn them into an electronic signal that your brain recognizes and interprets. DHA supports healthy membranes and their function. Remember that our brain and eyes run on DHA! Blood flow through a part of the ear called the cochlea is also very important for proper hearing.
EPA and DHA support healthy blood flow and the authors of the present study concluding that proper blood flow may be the critical factor to improved hearing seen in this population.
So if you want to protect yourself from hearing loss reach for some fatty fish like salmon or herring 2-4 times per week.
Brain health benefits
As you age, your brain function slows down, and the risk of Alzheimer's disease increases.
According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, fish consumption throughout a lifetime slow's the brain degenerative processes, essentially allowing your brain to function longer. Long live the brain.
Heart health benefits
Your heart relies on many of your body's blood levels to function properly, and vice versa.
Get a load of this! According to clinical trials described on Healthline.com, there may be heart health benefits derived from consumption of omega-3 fatty acids through diet or supplementation, including:
Cholesterol: Omega-3 fatty acids may increase levels of HDL (the "good") cholesterol. They don't appear to reduce levels of LDL (the "bad") cholesterol.
Triglycerides: Consumption of omega-3 fatty acids in general may lower triglycerides by 15–30%
Blood pressure: Even in small doses, omega-3 fatty acids may help reduce high blood pressure
The list continues but we'll stop there. The world's leading omega-3 specialist, Dr. Doug Bibus calls Omega-3 fatty acids, "a miracle supplement." And with that my friends, we'll leave you to it.
Now, time to ring in the new year with some nutrition goals.