Omega-3 fatty acids are extremely important in many aspects of keeping ourselves and our skin healthy. Fish oil is full of these acids, and although we shouldn’t eat too much, we should be aiming for a couple of portions of oily fish a week to keep ourselves healthy and to reap the benefits. Whether you get this from eating fish itself or supplements, here’s why it is so important.
One of the biggest reasons to get those portions of oily fish in each week is to ensure we keep a healthy heart. Heart disease, heart attacks, and strokes are the biggest killers worldwide and, therefore, we should be doing everything to keep our heart healthy. Fish oil can increase the number of good cholesterols in the body, as well as lower blood pressure. It can also prevent plaque forming in the arteries that can cause blockages to and from the heart, which could be fatal.
Protect Your Eyes
The eyes are partly made up of omega-3 fatty acids and, therefore, getting them in your diet is incredibly important to prevent certain eye diseases. As your eye health begins to deteriorate with age, the more fish in your diet, the less chance of your vision deteriorating. Just another reason to add fish to your shopping list.
Reduce Chronic Inflammation
There are many reasons that someone may suffer from chronic inflammation, but fortunately, fish oil has anti-inflammatory properties. Consuming fish oil can help reduce the amount of chronic inflammation and, therefore, reduce any symptoms you may be experiencing. Whether you go out there and catch your own fish using your Inflatable Fishing SUP, or you buy it from your local supermarket, if you suffer from chronic inflammation, try fish oil to help reduce the symptoms.
Your skin is yet another organ of the body that is partially made up of omega-3 fatty acids and needs them for repair and growth. Fish oil may help keep skin healthy and has been proven to improve certain skin conditions such as dermatitis and psoriasis. If you suffer from any of these skin conditions, it may be worth eating more oily fish or using supplements to improve the symptoms and condition of your skin.
Omega-3 fatty acids are essential for development and growth and, therefore, pregnant and breastfeeding mothers need to ensure that they are getting enough fish oil whilst carrying their child, and afterward. It has been found that fish oil can improve eye development in young babies, as well as reduce the risk of certain allergies. Mums should be consuming more fish than usual to allow themselves to gain the benefits from these omega-3 fatty acids, as well as passing on some to their child, either in the womb or through breastfeeding.
Fish oil has many other surprising health benefits. Because of this, it is a vital component in your diet. If you do not like fish, there are fish oil supplements out there that will give the same effect.