It is scientifically proven that, having Omega 3 has great health benefits!
Every cell in our body contains fats in which some of are produced by our bodies and some aren’t but have to be obtained from our diet. They are called ‘essential’ fatty acids, and the omega 3 family belongs to this category. Some of the main benefits which have been scientifically proven (ref healthline.com) are listed below.
Fights depression and anxiety.
Our moods are regulated by the chemicals within our bodies and if something is out of balance our mood can be affected. Health experts around the world agree that the modern diet is critically low in omega 3 fatty acids. A dietary deficiency can wreak all sorts of havoc both physically and mentally. Studies indicate that people who consume omega 3s regularly are less likely to experience depression or anxiety.
Reduces symptoms of ADHD in children
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is an increasingly common behavioural problem with hyperactivity, impulsivity and inattention.It is observed that children with ADHD have lower blood levels of omega 3. Further studies showed that omega 3 supplements can reduce symptoms of ADHD.
Inflammation is the body’s natural immune response to infection and injury. However it becomes a problem when it persists for a long time, such as with rheumatoid arthritis. Chronic inflammation can contribute to a wide range of illnesses, including heart disease and cancer. Recent studies have shown a connection between omega 3 intake and reduced inflammation.
Auto-immune diseases occur when the body attacks healthy cells by mistake. Examples include Type 1 diabetes, lupus, Crohn’s disease and psoriasis etc. Omega 3s have been shown to help treat such conditions. There are a range of conditions that omega 3 has been shown to improve like joint pain, mental decline and Alzheimer’s, menstrual pain, sleep conditions, skin conditions, metabolic syndrome, heart disease and eye health.
The bottom line is, if you don’t eat enough omega 3 containing foods, your body cannot do all the things it is programmed to do, and things start to go wrong. The message is that you NEED omega 3 and other essential fatty acids in your diet to maintain good health. Please be aware that too much omega 3 can have side effects, so take care when using supplements.
Sources of omega 3
- Flax seeds and Flax Seed Oils
- Hemp seed oil and hemp hearts
- Chia seed
- Shellfish (Oysters)
We recommend Hemp Seed Oil as it has the perfect ration of omega 6:3, tastes great, and has the added benefit of containing natural terpenes and cannabinoids which further help to stimulate your endocannabinoid system.
Hemp Hearts are also a great choice and easy to incorporate into every meal. They also contain high quality plant-based protein and a range of vitamins and minerals.