I’m going to use to post to talk about fats. Specifically one type of fat: Omega-3 fatty acids.
Omega-3 fatty acids are essential, meaning you have to consume it because your body can’t make it on its own. Foods that are rich in fatty acids include: fish, nut oils, flax, soy, pumpkin, walnuts, perilla, etc.
Research has shown the omega-3 fatty acids can help counter many chronic diseases:
- High Cholesterol
- High Blood pressure
- Heart disease: clinical evidence for the role of omega-3 fatty acids in preventing heart disease is very well established. Omega-3 fatty acids can help prevent atherosclerosis (plaque formation in your arteries)
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Cancer: breast, colon, prostate
Researchers are conducting ongoing studies into the benefits of omega-3. There may be even more benefits than whats listed here. I hope I’ve convinced you on the importance of this fat.