Tuesday, January 3, 2012
The Secret of Omega 3 Fatty Acids
Maybe you do not know what that omega-3 fatty acids?
Omega-3 essential fatty acids are a type of fat is necessary for health but can not be produced by the body. You must get it through food. Omega-3 fatty acids found in fish such as salmon and other seafood. Addition is found in natural sources, omega-3 fatty acids also are found at this time as an active ingredient in health supplements and pharmaceutical products.
Omega-3 fatty acids consist of Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), and Alpha-linolenic acid (ALA). Of the three, EPA and DHA are more beneficial to the body and is only obtained from fatty fish, especially fish from cold seas.
Benefits of Omega 3
Benefits of omega-3 evidenced from the Eskimos in the Arctic. Almost none of them fatal heart attack. In fact, they generally only consume marine animals. The secret is in their food, although slight variations but rich in omega-3 fats such as seals, whales and other fish. Marine animals that eat fish and plankton that stores of omega-3 in the cell membrane.
Consumption of these fatty acids make the cell walls of the Eskimos remain elastic and the blood remains liquid so it can survive in very cold weather and preserved from all the heart and blood vessel disease. Therefore, the scientists recommend eating fish at least twice a week.
In addition, omega-3 can also reduce inflammation, reduce the risk of cancer, hypertension, diabetes, arthritis and others, and maintaining brain function. Embryos, infants and children need omega-3 (in the form of EPA and DHA) for the growth of their brains.