Having come from a fishing and coastal background, I grew up on a diet high in Omega 3. I was told as a child that eating fish makes you clever and that’s exactly what science shows.
However, it’s not just the incredible impact on the brain that I find fascinating about this substance. Recent studies are now showing that there are other, much less known benefits to including Omega 3 in our everyday diets, which I will be covering in a lot more detail over the following weeks, such as:
- ‘Turning off our hunger’ (Combatting obesity).
- It’s relation to fighting
- Various Cancers
- Depression & Bipolar
- Dementia, Alzheimer’s & ADHD
- Skin Disorders; acne, eczema etc.
- Macular Degeneration (eyesight)
- Menstrual Pain
- Autoimmune Disease
- Heart Disease
- High Blood Pressure
- Bad Cholestrol
- Gut Issues; Gluten Sensitivity.
- How Omega-3 compliments saturated fat
- How it can enhance beauty, strengthening hair, skin and nails.
In order to properly explain what Omega-3 is, I turn to Dr Mark Hyman and his revolutionary book ‘Eat Fat, Get Thin’. He says ‘Omega-3 fats one type of poly unsaturated fat (PUFA) make up much of our cell membranes and regulate insulin function, inflammation and even neuro-transmitters which is why they are critical for preventing and treating diabetes, depression, arthritis and autoimmune disease.’
I will also be including the various sources of Omega-3 as well as some recipes to make it easier than ever to introduce it to your daily life!