Omega-3 fatty acids sources.
💠 What are Omega-3 fatty acids and why do I need them?
Omega-3 fatty acids also know as n-3 fatty acids are polyunsaturated fatty acids that are essential nutrients for the health,we need Omega-3 fatty acids for numerous normal body Functions, such as controlling blood clotting, protection against chronic disease condition such heart disease and stroke [*],[*],[*], building cell membranes in the brain, lower blood pressure and heart rate, improve blood vessel Function and may help ease inflammation.
Since our body can’t make Omega-3 fatty acids,we most get them through food, Omega-3 fatty acids are associated with many health benefits, including protection against heart disease and possibly stroke.
New studies are identifying potential benefits for a wide range of conditions including cancer, inflammation bowel disease such as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis.
💠 What makes Omega-3 fatty acids unique?
🔹 They are bind to receptors in cells that regulate the genetic Function.
🔹 They provide the starting point for making hormones that are responsible for regulating blood clotting, contraction and relaxation of artery walls and inflammation.
🔹 They are the integral part of cell membranes throughout the body and affect the function of the cell receptors in the membranes.
🔹May also play protective role in cancer and other conditions.
🔹May help control lupus, Eczema and rhematold arthritis.
💠 Types of omega-3 fatty acids.
Omega-3 fats are a key family of polyunsaturated fats, there are three main omega-3s.
🔹Elcosapentaenoic acids (EPA).
🔹Docosapentaenoic acids (DHA).
They come mainly from fish,so they are sometimes called marine omega-3s.
🔹Alpha-linolenic acid (ALA).
They are the most common omega-3s fatty acids present in most Western diets,found in vegetables oils,and Nuts-especially walnuts, flaxseeds and flaxseed oil,leafy vegetables and some animal fat especially the grass-fed animals,the human body general use the ALA for energy and conversation into EPA and DHA.
💠 How do I get enough of Omega-3s?
There are two major types of omega-3 fatty acids in our diets,the first is alpha-linolenic (ALA) which are found in some vegetables oils such as soybean, rapeseed (canola)and flaxseed and in walnuts.
ALA is also found in some vegetables such as Brussels, sprouts,kale, spinach,and salad greens.
The other type Elcosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and Docosapentaenoic acid (DPA) which are found in fatty fish.the body partially converts ALA to EPA and DHA.
For good health, you should aim to get at least one rich source of omega-3 fatty acids in your diet every day.this could be through a serving of fatty fish(like Salmon),a tablespoon of canola or soybean oil in salads dressing or in cooking or a handful of walnuts or grounded flaxseed mixed into your morning oatmeal.