Wednesday, November 11, 2015

The Benefits Of Fish Oil (Omega 3)

Supplements. What are they? What do they do? Basically, dietary supplements give someone essential nutrients that are missing from their diet. Since many people in this day and age don't eat a balanced diet, certain supplements may help to balance out their nutrient intake.

What is fish oil?

The Benefits Of Fish Oil-Omega 3

The tissue of an oily fish is where our fish oils come from. Omega-3 fatty acids come from fish oils, and that is where the benefits lie. A few examples of oily fish are:

What are some benefits of fish oil?

One benefit of fish oil is that it reduces inflammation in the body. Now, you may be saying "Hang on, my body does not have any inflammation". However, any time you are sick, with either a cold or something worse, your body will have inflammation. You might not be able to see it, but it is there, and the fish oil will help to reduce it.

And because it has the ability to decrease inflammation, it can also help with other chronic conditions such as asthma and rheumatoid arthritis, just to name a few. These conditions begin with inflammation. The omega-3's can help reduce the inflammation that can lead to not only these but many chronic conditions.

Are there any drawbacks to fish oil?

Yes, there can be. Some common toxins found in seafood are polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB's) and mercury. The United States did ban the use of these in 1976. However, these chemicals are still used in other parts of the world. These substances often hang around in the air, water, and soil many years after their use, and find their way into the bodies of fish and other seafood.

Safety in plants

However, research has shown that plant-eating fish have lower levels of contamination than those who eat other fish. Safer choices of fish include:

Salmon (especially wild salmon)
Canned light tuna
รข€‹Fish oil supplements: Yay or Nay?

The answer to this question is different for everyone. If your diet regularly consists of fish, then your need for an Omega-3 supplement is probably not very great. But, if you do not regularly eat seafood, then you may want to consider a fish oil supplement. And if you don't like seafood at all? Not only is an Omega-3 supplement a good choice, but they now make some without any aftertaste.

The key is to eat a well-balanced diet. If you do that, the changes in your health, and ultimately your life, will be greater than you ever dreamed!