Fish oil (Omega-3) can adds years and quality to your life. It helps to lower bad, LDL, cholesterol, triglycerides, and blood pressure, and increases your good HDL cholesterol. It protects you from heart attack and stroke by breaking up clots in your arteries. Omega 3 aids in memory retention, and allows one to stay focused longer on tasks. It alleviates the symptoms of depression, psychosis, bipolar disorder, dyslexia, and compulsive personality disorders. It reduces the risk of breast, colon and prostate cancer. It is also is effective in reducing inflammation and pain from arthritis and cystitis.
Recently, Omega-3 Fish oil supplements were shown to work as well or better than a popular cholesterol-reducing drug to help patients with chronic heart failure. A large four-year study concluded that a daily omega-3 fish oil pill had a slightly better success rate than Crestor in combating this disease.
What conditions or symptoms indicate a need for more high-omega-3 foods?
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Type 2 Diabetes
- Dry, itchy skin
- Brittle hair and nails
- Inability to concentrate
- Joint pain
Sardines, salmon, flax seeds and walnuts are excellent food sources of omega-3
What health conditions require special emphasis on omega-3 fatty acids?
Omega-3 fatty acids may play a role in the prevention and/or treatment of the following health conditions:
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
- Bipolar disorder
- Cardiovascular disease
- High blood pressure
- Huntington’s disease
- Migraine headaches
- Multiple sclerosis
- Rheumatoid arthritis