Some fats are good

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)
  • Diabetes
  • 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.