Omega-3 fatty acids
Your Hearts’ Ally
We all need some fat in our diets.
A couple of fats are classed as essential because our bodies cannot make them.
The essential omega-3 fat is called alpha-linoleic acid (ALA). The essential omega-6 fat is called linoleic acid (LA).
The plant omega-3 is from ALA (alpha-linolenic acid)
The animal omega-3 is DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) & EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid)
Omega 3 Health Promoting Benefits
Alpha-lipoic acid (ALA) helps the body produce cellular energy and reduce weight gain.
protects against diabetes
decrease insulin resistance
they are a type of polyunsaturated fats that are best known for their ability to reduce the inflammatory response – prevent tissue damage and swelling that then cause pain
reduces high blood pressure
may reduce cancer risk
may improve gut health
High content in Ω3 fatty acids help maintain normal blood cholesterol levels