Just what the heck IS Omega-3?
Are you sure you know?
Omega 3 is the common name of a group of fatty acids found naturally in various foods. So next – Do You Know WHAT THEY DO?
The health benefits of eating foods rich in Omega 3 fatty acids are HUGE!. SO – are you doing this for yourself and your family?
An omega-3 derivative called docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) actually helps build the brain, becoming rapidly incorporated into both the cerebral cortex and the retina three months before and three months after birth.
This incorporation continues more slowly but no less significantly up until the age of two, when brain development is complete for childhood.
SO – are you doing this for your unborn child – AND for your child-on-the-way? Omega-3 fatty acids have shown tremendous anticancer effects against breast cancer in experimental studies.
SO – are you doing this for yourself?
Why are you waiting… ?
The USA’s American Heart Association Dietary Guidelines encourages all Americans to consume fatty fish (such as wild salmon) at least twice a week, as these fish are particularly high in Omega-3 fatty acids which have been shown to protect against heart disease.
The New England Journal of Medicine reported that those with the highest blood levels of omega-3 fatty acids were more than 80 percent less likely to die suddenly from heart disease.
A 16-year study of almost 85,000 women found that those who ate fish two to four times weekly cut their risk of heart disease compared with women who rarely ate fish. Consumption of fish cut women’s risk of dying from heart disease by 20-45%.
According to The Harvard School of Public Health as reported by The New York Times, men who eat seafood as seldom as once a month may cut their risk of the most common kind of stroke by more than 40%.
A combination of the two produces even more reductions. Omega-3 fatty acids have shown tremendous anticancer effects against breast cancer in experimental studies.
Eating even moderate amounts (about 2-3 servings a week) of oily fish may reduce the risk of prostate cancer by as much as 50%, according to a new study by Terry P, Lichtenstein P, Beychting M, Ahlobom A, Wolk a (2001) “Fatty fish consumption and risk of prostate cancer.” Lancet. June 2;357(9270):1764-6
It has been demonstrated that getting enough omega-3 fatty acids very early in life is critical. An omega-3 derivative called docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) actually helps build the brain, becoming rapidly incorporated into both the cerebral cortex and the retina three months before and three months after birth.
“Eating more fatty fish such as salmon is the most efficient way to build your store of Omega-3.” Source: Essential Fatty Assets, by Elizabeth Hiser, published in Eating Well.