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Omega-3 Fatty Acids


Omega-3s can be found in many foods but also can be taken as a dietary supplement. Fish is usually the main food source for these fatty acids but it is not the only source. There are plenty of other ways to supplement these fatty acids. Oils contain a high concentration of fatty acids. The oil from the flax plant dominates the list by far. It provides the largest concentration of Omega-3 fatty acids. The oil from the flax plant is contained by cold pressing the plant. This oil has been known to fight against breast cancer as well as colon cancer. This is mainly due to flaxseed being high in lignin. Research shows that diets high in lignin fight mainly deadly diseases. There are other oils that are high in Omega content. Soybean, walnut, corn and safflower all have a high content of Omega-6 fatty acids.

Omegas help the body function at a normal level. They can aid in reducing inflammation in many parts of the body. Omegas also help the body by reducing plaque build-up in the arteries as well as blood clots. They also lower bad cholesterol by elevating HDL levels. This is mainly due to the DHA and EPA levels that are associated with Omegas. They also help reduce the risk of arthritis by aiding stiff joints and tender muscles. Omega fatty acids also help improve brain function by insulating nerve cells.

Omega fatty acids also help aid in skincare relief by providing fight against acne and psoriasis. They help to improve the function of the lungs by reducing inflammation in asthma. They have even been known to help fight against prostate cancer. A recent study by Cancer Prevention Research showed that adding fish oil to your diet slowed the growth of cancer cells.