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Omega-3 fatty acids are necessary for life. Recent studies have highlighted their innumerable properties, ranging from anti-inflammatory effect to cardiovascular protection
Normally fats do not enjoy the favors of the population. Too many fats cause overweight, lipid metabolism disorders, high cholesterol etc. In addition, the consumption of trans fatty acids has long been known to be a cardiovascular risk factor. The New York City Board of Health therefore decided to ban the use of industrial food fats in restaurants. As of July 2007, public businesses will no longer be able to use frying oils containing trans fatty acids. By July 2008, all foods containing trans fatty acids will also have to be banned from restaurants.
Why is important
Our body must be able to count on a sufficient supply of omega-3 fatty acids.
What the body cannot do without are omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids.
In the last 20 years omega-3 fatty acids, obtained from fish oils, have been the subject of numerous scientific studies. These omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to possess the following properties:
More and more studies show that refined omega-3 has far better health effects than refined oils. Also has a positive effect on the immune system and in patients with arthritis, migraine and psoriasis.
Something you might don’t know
In addition, omega-3 fatty acids play an adjuvant action in the treatment of mental illnesses (depression, behavior disorders, hyperactivity / attention deficit ADHD), contribute to the brain development of the child and possibly also to the prevention of memory problems (dementia senile).
Sources of omega-3 fatty acids: fish or food supplements? According to nutrition experts, a balanced diet involves the consumption of 1-2 fish meals per week. For those who do not eat fish or if there is a greater need for omega-3 fatty acids, it is recommended to use fish oil based food supplements, usually in the form of capsules. When choosing the omega-3 supplement make sure that:
Your specialist will be able to advise you and indicate the products that meet these requirements
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