Fish oil is rich in omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA, which are often cited for some pretty awesome health benefits. DHA, EPA, and another called ALA fall under the subheading of omega-3s.
Omega-3s are shown to improve some important areas such as:
Nervous system function and brain development
Research shows that low DHA levels are associated with memory loss, difficulty concentrating, and Alzheimer’s disease.
Essential fatty acids are starting to sound pretty miraculous. They may even help the body divert more nutrients to muscle tissue. Finally, they can increase metabolism by increasing levels of enzymes that increase fat burning ability.
Omega-3 to Omega-6 Ratio
Most people get plenty of omega-6 fatty acids because they’re found in plant oils and factory raised animals.
Most Americans do not consume enough omega-3s due to the typical diet. Since these two types of fish oil compete with each other for space in cell membranes and the attention of enzymes, the ratio matters even more than the total amount.
Fish Oil Recommendations
Aim for 3-9 grams of fish oil per day (about 1-3 grams from DHA + EPA)
Avoid cod liver oil
Avoid trans fats
If you find yourself eating a lot of omega-6 vegetable oils (cottonseed, corn or sunflower), aim to lower them so your ration isn’t off
I hope this gets you thinking about other habits you can form to improve your health and metabolism.
Fish oils seems to be safe except for those on blood thinning medications.
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