It’s been years already since we hear of “wonderful foods” or elements that “MUST have to include” in weekly meals.
Omega 3 is often the star of these articles / discussions / shows.
Even so, beyond the name and the fact that “should be consumed,” few people are able to tell why Omega 3 is important in the diet, what foods it is found in, and, more importantly, what it is fact, Omega 3.
So … what does Omega 3 mean?
This is the name of a category of polysaturated fatty acids, indispensable for health.
One of the most common misconceptions about eating foods containing fatty acids is to exclude all foods that contain what we normally identify as “fat”, thus excluding good fat, which plays an important role in good functioning of the body. In this case, Omega 3 has an important contribution to the proper functioning of the cardiovascular system, the prevention of prostate cancer, the fight against depression, anxiety, and the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.
The bone system will benefit from the inclusion of foods rich in Omega 3 in the diet, as they fight against osteoporosis.
Likewise, the liver, consumption of Omega 3 polysaturated fatty acids reduces cholesterol and triglycerides.