Amazingly, they found that between 72,000 and 96,000 preventable deaths each year due to omega-3 deficiency. (Danaei G et al. PLoS Med. 2009 Apr 28;6(4):e1000058.)
Many Americans can safely enjoy eating fish as a regular part of their diet to achieve the health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids,
The addition of omega-3 fatty acids to the diet, particularly in the form of fish, can help prevent the development of age-related macular degeneration vision loss by more than 30 per cent, according to a new study.
Omega 3 is from a family of “good” fats or polyunsaturated fatty acids. Fats are needed for normal body functions and play an important part in normal cell growth and functioning. Omega 3 also belongs to the group of “essential fatty acids” or those which the body can’t produce. These essential fatty acids are important in maintaining optimal body health, so a diet rich in Omega 3 is important.
The Japanese have been known to have long life expectancies. Studies have shown that they maintain a healthy diet which is mainly composed of fish. Unlike animal meat, fish meat contains fats which are essential and healthy. Having a fish diet provides us with large amounts of Omega 3 fatty acids which are beneficial to our health.
Do you have a family member who has been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity? If so, some studies have indicated that a daily dose of Omega 3 fatty acids may be worth investigating as a possible treatment.
What are the secrets to maintaining a healthy brain? According to a first-of-its-kind index, it may depend on where you live. If you live in the District of Columbia, you can consider yourself among the healthiest brains in America, according to the first comprehensive state-by-state measure of the nation’s brain health.
Residents of the top three ranking geographies – the District of Columbia, Maryland and Washington state – claim to consume high amounts of DHA omega-3, the good fat for maintaining your mental muscle that can be found in DHA-fortified foods, supplements and certain fish, including salmon and trout.