According to Wikipedia omega 3 is an
essential fatty acid which cannot be produced by the body but is essential for
the normal metabolism. Omega 3 fatty acids have a host of health benefits. It reduces
abnormal heart rhythms and lowers triglycerides. These triglycerides are
harmful substances that cause heart disease.
Omega 3 found in fish is very safe to eat. It lowers high blood pressure,
strokes and the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. Omega 3 fatty acids fight
depression, increases brain performance and reduce the symptoms of Attention
It is an excellent food for children. These essential fatty acids reduce the
risk of colon cancer, breast cancer and prostate cancer. According to Science
Daily, omega 3 fatty acids reduce the risk of age related eye diseases and
improve mood and behavior. Omega 3 is found highly in the roe of hake, lump
sucker and salmon.
Omega 3 is found in salmon, mackerel, herring, sardines and tuna. But some of
them may be contaminated with toxins. Pregnant women, nursing mothers and young
children should always take extra precaution while eating these fish. It would
be wise to follow the advice of your family physician.
According to WH foods Salmon, walnuts and flax seeds are excellent sources of
these fats. Cauliflower, cabbage, Soya beans, tofu, collard greens and Brussels
sprouts have very good amount of omega 3 fatty acids in them.