Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Nutrition and Omega-3 Fish Oils

By Jamie Grainer

Doctors of today will practically all agree that omega-3 fish oils should be part of a fit diet. Why? Fish Oil has aggressively been studied over the preceding forty years for its Essential Fatty Acids EPA & DHA, also frequently referred to as Omega-3's. The body of science that has developed is extremely robust and well documented from Nutritionist to MD's. This science includes positive findings for Omega-3's effectiveness on well being worries ranging from reducing joint inflexibility to reducing the danger of stroke but it is also highly beneficial for wholesome people to add Omegas to their daily routine and exceptionally important for pregnant women and children.

For the usually wholesome population Omega-3's play a essential role in supporting cardiovascular well being, blood sugar metabolism and wholesome brain function. For women who are thinking on the subject of having a baby, are pregnant or breastfeeding Omega-3's are strongly suggested for their support in the development of the child's brain, retinas and central nervous system. There are also new scientific studies suggesting a link between a decrease in certain types of food allergies and infant eczema. Now many researchers trust that mother's ought to be taking Omega-3's well prior to getting pregnant, as the fetus appears to be getting a good deal of the DHA in particular, from the mother's tissue stores. Omega-3's are also important for the bodies of moms-to-be because Omega-3's are thought to reduce the chance of preeclampsia, preterm labor and post partum depression.

Then, if you are already eating a high-quality and sensible diet, consider adding wild caught salmon as a staple, or a decent omega-3 dietary supplement. You will want to look for products that contain both EPA and DHA with a minimum daily dose of 1000mg combined. Also note that EPA and DHA can be found in flax seed and DHA can be found from algal sources for those interested in keeping a vegan diet.

Dosage form is the other thing that you should keep in mind when choosing an omega-3 dietary supplement. It is recommended in both cases to keep the product cool or refrigerated to minimize the danger of "fish burps" (yes, it's exactly what it sounds like), if you find this to be an issue even with refrigeration, consider taking them prior to bed.

If pills and potential fish burps aren't a great option for you, don't fret, today you can find Omega-3 products on the market that range from soft chews (think Starburst Candy) to single serve powder stick packs (think Crystal Light) and an ever developing array of fortified food products (but be careful with the food products, many don't deliver the full amount you require for the ingredient to be effective and are best used in addition to a supplement).

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