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  • Omega-3 fatty acids slash overall risk of cardiac death
  • For years, we've known that omega 3 fatty acids, the healthy fats found in fish oil and fatty fish, are heart-healthy, and a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Lipidology confirms the validity of that advice. The study, which reviewed 14 randomised, controlled trials, found that DHA and EPA omega-3 fatty acids reduced the overall risk of cardiac death by a statistically significant ... ››› more
  • [13 March 2018]
  • Omega-3 fatty acids help combat age-related cognitive decline
  • Sources of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, such as fatty fish and fish oil, have been found to boost the effectiveness of B-vitamin supplements in fighting off age-related cognitive decline, new research by the University of Oxford has shown. According to the study, published in the Journal of Alzheimer's disease, the two natural sources of brain-enhancing agents amount to a one-two punch ag... ››› more
  • [08 March 2018]
  • Did you know omega-3 fatty acids offer remarkable skin and hair benefits?
  • When it comes to healthy skin and hair, omega-3 fatty acids are crucial. Found in foods like oily fish, leafy green vegetables and nuts, this nutrient helps stimulate the production of healthy skin cells and hair follicles. You've heard all about the benefits of omega-3 fatty acids such as heart, brain, joint and eye health, but what's lesser known is the role these fats play in skin and hair h... ››› more
  • [05 January 2018]
  • Can omega-3 fatty acids really help you drop weight?
  • Omega-3 fatty acids, the polyunsaturated fatty acids that you find in oily foods like salmon or tuna, make up a crucial part of any healthy eating plan. Nutritionists consider them essential fatty acids that your body can't make alone, meaning you have to gain them through your diet. You're probably familiar with some of the health benefits that omega-3 fatty acids offer, such as lowered blood ... ››› more
  • [25 December 2017]
  • This type of milk and meat is 50% richer in omega-3 fatty acids
  • By now, you should understand the important role that omega-3 fatty acids play in your diet. These healthy fatty acids have been shown to improve brain health, lower blood pressure, improve blood vessel function, lower triglycerides, reduce overall inflammation and much more. But here's the thing: Most of us aren't getting anywhere near the daily recommend 250 mg intake of omega-3s… An obv... ››› more
  • [15 December 2017]
  • Omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin D - two key nutrients for lupus sufferers
  • People with lupus, a systemic autoimmune disease that occurs when your body's immune system attacks your own tissues and organ, may fare better if they consume enough omega3 fatty acids and vitamin D in their diet, preliminary research suggests. In separate studies, researchers tied consumption of these two nutrients - or a lack thereof - to lupus flares and complications. More specifically... ››› more
  • [30 November 2017]
  • Omega-3 fatty acids can help improve symptoms of various autoimmune diseases
  • Omega-3 fatty acids are referred to as essential fatty acids because your body can't make them on its own. Therefore, you need to obtain these healthy fats from dietary sources, such as fatty fish, canola oil, flaxseed, wild rice, eggs and soybeans. Omega-3 fatty acids display a variety of beneficial properties, ranging from better brain health to heart disease prevention. It might surprise you... ››› more
  • [25 November 2017]
  • Omega-3 fatty acids may be the answer to better gut health
  • Omega-3 fatty acids offer a host of health benefits, including lowering inflammation, improving heart health and boosting your mood. It's no wonder salmon always ranks high on health food lists! Now, a recent study has found that these healthy fats may also promote gut health, particularly in middle-aged and senior women. Keep reading for more… Study links omega-3 fatty acids to better gut... ››› more
  • [07 November 2017]
  • Three seeds that pack a punch of omega-3 fatty acids
  • Eating fatty fish like salmon is prized as the best way to work anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids into your diet. While fish is one of the best sources of these healthy fats, it's neither the healthiest nor most economical option. So what are you to do if you're looking to avoid fish but need to up or maintain your intake of omega-3 fatty acids to fight inflammation, improve blood flow and ... ››› more
  • [24 October 2017]
  • Omega-6 fatty acids might be good for your heart after all…
  • All along, you've been told to consume omega-6 fatty acids - a type of unsaturated fat found in nuts, seeds and vegetable oils - in moderation. Now, the American Heart Association (ADA) is advising that you make sure you get an adequate intake of these fatty acids. The AHA is concerned that there's a public perception that omega-6 fatty acids aren't as healthy as omega-3 fatty acids, which are ... ››› more
  • [19 October 2017]
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