How Can Vegetarians Get Enough Omega-3 Fatty Acids?

omega 3 flax seedMany benefits of omega 3’s have become widely accepted and supported by scientific research. Studies show that omega-3 fatty acids can lower blood pressure and lower triglycerides. Omega 3’s can help people suffering from rheumatoid arthritis and reduce inflammation throughout the body. Reduced inflammation is believed to lower the risks of heart disease, cancer, and cognitive disorders. People who do not get enough omega-fatty acids can have poor circulation, fatigue, depression, and cognitive disorders.

These essential fatty acids (ALA, DHA, EPA) are called “essential” because they are necessary for the body to function normally. Therefore, it’s important our diets contain enough sources of omega-fatty acids. Two important omega 3’s, EPA and DHA, are primarily found in fatty fish such [Read more…]

Benefits of Fish Oil Supplements

fish oilsYou have probably heard that taking fish oil supplements is good for you. Find out why many people can benefit from fish oils.

Fish oils contain essential fatty acids, which are crucial to the functioning of the human body. Omegas 3 fatty acids and omega 6 fatty acids are the two most important essential fatty acids. They are necessary for proper health but our bodies cannot produce them. We must get them through the diet or through supplementation.

Omega-3s are well known for their positive effects [Read more…]

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