Omega 3 Benefits

FEBRUARY 01, 2015 Topics: Omega 3’s , Supplements Article Highlights
  • List of benefits provided by Omega 3 fatty acids
  • Learn how Omega 3 fatty acids benefit the body
  • Relation between Omega 3s and disease

Omega-3 fatty acids are crucial for the body to function. In addition to assisting in permeability of cell membranes throughout the body, Omega-3 benefits the body in a number of ways, including supporting a healthy heart. One of the main functions of Omega-3s is controlling blood clotting, which may reduce the risk of heart disease.

The following are just some of the great Omega-3 benefits:

  • Supports healthy triglyceride levels
  • May reduce the risk of heart disease*
  • Supports eye health and vision
  • Supports healthy arteries
  • Important for cognitive (or brain) health
  • Supports healthy mood
  • May support bone health
  • Is important for healthy skin
  • Supports healthy joints

The body does not produce its own Omega-3 fatty acids. A diet high in these substances, which includes eating fish, walnuts, spinach and vegetable oils, may help you achieve some of the aforementioned Omega-3 benefits. Increasingly, researchers are finding connections between Omega-3s and potential benefits for cardiovascular health.

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