Omega 3 Health Benefits
Over the past 20-30 years scientists have discovered more and more health benefits associated with diets rich in Omega 3.
The Heart & Circulation
Consumption of Omega 3 reduces the risk of heart disease and stroke because it:
Omega 3 can reduce stiffness and pain in the joints of rheumatoid arthritis sufferers.
The Growing Brain
Pregnant and breast-feeding mothers are recommended to maintain a high Omega-3 intake. It is a vital component of the baby's brain which grows rapidly in the last 3 months of pregnancy and the first 6-12 months after birth.
Because of the brain link, research is being concentrated on a wide range of behavioural problems such as Hyperactivity in children, Depression, and Altzheimers. Evidence favouring Omega 3 is growing but not yet conclusive.
In addition, research is beginning to show possible benefits in other areas, including some cancers (breast and prostate), type 2 diabetes and asthma.
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