Essential Fatty Acids: Why Are They So Important?

Essential Fatty Acids: Why Are They So Important?
December 21, 2016 Amy Baxendale

Omega 3 fatty acids have an important role to play in maintaining optimal health.

  • They reduce pain and inflammation
  • They support healthy cognitive function – enhance memory, learning and brain development from infancy to adult life
  • They support healthy heart function and help maintain healthy blood pressure and help lower cholesterol
  • They help improve mood
  • They help improve the condition of skin, hair and nails: one of the signs  of omega 3 fatty acids deficiency is dry skin
  • They help maintain healthy cell membrane integrity

The common signs of deficiency are:

  • Dry skin or hair
  • Joint pain or stiffness
  • Depression, anxiety or mood swings

To boost your omega-3 essential fatty acid levels, you should include these:

  • 2-3 serves of fish per week such as salmon, cod, sardines
  • A handful of nuts and seeds a day ( such a pecans and walnuts)
  • Take a good quality fish oil supplement

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