Why Omega-3 Fatty Acids Are So Important?


M.Sc. Nutrition & Dietetics

Navneet Kaur


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Omega 3 fats are essential for us. Since our body can not produce it, we need to ensure adequate intake through diet or supplements to reap the health benefits. 

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Omega-3 fats can help raise good HDL cholesterol levels and reduce risk factors for heart disease. 

1. Healthy cholesterol levels. 

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EPA and DHA, present in Omega-3 fats, are known for their potent antioxidant action on free radicals. 

2. Antioxidant. 

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Omega-3 foods and fish oil supplements have been shown to relieve joint pain and post-workout muscle soreness. 

3. Anti-Inflammatory. 

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Adequate omega-3 intake is linked with a reduced risk of macular degeneration. 

4. Support eye health. 

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Low DHA levels can result in low levels of the sleep hormone - melatonin. 

5. Improve sleep health. 

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Omega-3 intake keeps our skin hydrated and may prevent acne. 

6. Beautiful skin. 

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Optimal omega-3 intake may help reduce the risk of mental disorders like anxiety and depression.  

7. Strong cognitive health.