Well, you know how we worry about our heart health, or, heart disease creeping up on us?
I found out that Omega 3 Fish Oil actually guards against heart disease (and much more). This is scientifically proven.
“The physician who knows only medicine, knows not even medicine.” Omega-3s are “fatty acids” that help build other fats in the body. They derive their name from their chemical structure — the “omega” end of the molecule has its first double bond in the “3” position. Know what that means? Do you really care what that means? Isn’t fat just fat?
Scientists have found that historically the Eskimos of Greenland have enjoyed exceptional heart health despite a diet very high in fat. After some research, it was discovered that the primary source of the fat in their diet came from sea mammals, which contain high amounts of omega-3 fatty acids.
Research has uncovered a many beneficial health effects of these types of fats. They are essential for the proper development of nerves, eyes and brains in growing children. They protect against dying from a heart attack. And they have been studied for their beneficial effects on inflammatory diseases (see Dr Barry Sears Books on Omega 3 and inflammation) such as arthritis, lupus and asthma.
Read the whole article On Mayo Clinic: Omega-3 fatty acids, fish oil, alpha-linolenic acid
Three major types of omega-3 fatty acids exist. Alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) is in plant foods such as flaxseed, walnuts and canola oils.
Eicosapentaenoic acid, or EPA, and docosahexaenoic acid, or DHA, are found in fish and algae, especially in fatty fish such as salmon, trout and herring.
Human milk contains all three types of omega-3 fats: ALA, DHA and EPA. (DHA is the main type needed for brain, eye and nerve development.)
The American Heart Association recommends healthy people eat omega-3 fatty acids from fish and plant sources to protect their hearts. Have you heard of this miracle?
Scientific Evidence Reveals a Diet Rich in Long-Chain Omega-3 Fatty Acids Helps Support