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    Are You Getting Your Omega-3 Fatty Acids?

    Posted by : Jessica Brown / On : Dec 23, 2019

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    Omega-3 fatty acid is one of the most important polyunsaturated fats required by our body. It can be produced inside the body and must be obtained from an outside source. There are three types of omega-3: alpha-linoleic acid (ALA), docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA).

    Omega-3 plays an integral role in cardiovascular system in terms of keeping sufficient blood flow and heart rate. Increase consumption of omega-3 leads to lower risks of cardiovascular diseases such as heart attack or stroke. ALA is the most common in western diet. Men should get 1.6 gram each day. Women should intake 1.1 gram each day. While pregnant it should increase up to 1.4 gram per day and during breastfeeding up to 1.3 grams per day. Food sources for omega-3 are walnuts, chia seeds, kidney beans, flax seeds, hemp seeds, soybean oil, salmon, seabass, oysters etc.

    This blog is not intended to provide diagnosis, treatment or medical advice. Content provided on this blog is for informational purposes only. Please consult with a physician or other healthcare professional regarding any medical or health related diagnosis or treatment options. Information on this blog should not be considered as a substitute for advice from a healthcare professional. The claims made about specific products throughout this blog are not approved to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.

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