AN OVERWHELMING majority of children do not eat enough fish, placing them at risk of heart disease, asthma, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and retarded brain development, new research says.
Evidence is starting to appear indicating that a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids may help prevent dry eye syndrome. Sources of omega-3 fats include salmon, trout, tuna, herring and sardines. If you are vegetarian/vegan, the following foods are rich in omega-3 fatty acids: canola oil, English walnuts, flax oil, ground flax seed, hemp oil, hemp seed, olive oil, pumpkin seeds, and soybeans.
New Studies Reveal Oily Fish Helps Fight Skin Cancer br /New studies reveal that a diet high in omega-3 oils the kind that come from oily fish and fish oil supplements can help prevent skin cancer by boosting the immune system enough to fight off the damaging effects of overexposure to the sun. This exciting research pinpoints a concrete action people can take to help guard themselves against skin cancer.
Omega 3 fatty acids help to regulate the immune system. Eat cold-water fish, flax seeds and walnuts.
Omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids (also known as “essential fatty acids” or EFAs) are the most familiar forms of polyunsaturated fats. EFAs are essential to proper brain function, healthy hormonal levels and smooth nerve activity in the body. Polyunsaturated fats promote cardiovascular health by lowering LDL (“bad”) cholesterol levels in the blood, but also lower HDL (“good”) cholesterol.
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.)