Omega-3 fatty acids are present in various foods and supplements. Foreverfit tells you about their health boosting properties, and sources. 

Fats are constantly maligned for the damage they do, rather than the benefits they provide. Take the case of Omega-3 fatty acids. These are one group you really need, since they have so many health benefits.

Essential fats boost health

Omega-3’s are “essential fats,” derived from food instead of directly from your body. Though your body makes many fats it requires, this isn’t the case with Omega-3 fatty acids (also called omega-3 fats and n-3 fats).

This group of essential fats is present in foods. Some sources of Omega-3’s are fish like salmon and trout, vegetable oils, nuts (especially walnuts), flax seeds, flaxseed oil, and leafy vegetables, eggs, grass-fed beef, and wild animal meat.

Health benefits of Omega-3

#1 These fats facilitate beta-oxidation, a process that breaks down fatty acids into energy.  Increase your intake of omega-3s, to increase your fat burn. You will enjoy the advantage of a rise in your good cholesterol.

#2 Omega-3s play a special role in heart health, since they promote blood flow, and reduce inflammation.

#3 These fatty acids control muscular diseases like lupus, skin conditions like eczema, and joint problems like rheumatoid arthritis.  Additionally, they reduce your risk to cancer, and other conditions.

Sources of Omega-3 

Flax seeds can be incorporated into the diet, in powder form. You can also eat some, roasted. Add one tbsp. of roasted flaxseed powder to salads and smoothies to get maximum benefit. Other Omega 3 rich seeds include pumpkin seeds, rapeseeds, and sesame seeds.

Nuts are flush with Omega-3’s, making them heart healthy. In addition, walnuts and almonds are rich in antioxidants and boost good cholesterol.

Green vegetables such as spinach, lettuce and broccoli, are packed with the goodness of Omega-3s.

Fish and seafood are one of the best sources of Omega-3s. Include fish such as salmon, herring and tuna in your meals.

Fish oil supplements are useful, if you aren’t getting enough Omega-3s. These are helpful if you are trying to build muscle, lose weight, or improve overall health. Have 5 g daily to derive the most benefits.