Health and Disease
The essential omega-3 fatty acids are important for good health. There are many studies indicating that omega-3 can help fight both mental and physical disease, such as alzheimer, heart disease and reumatism. More about disease »
Children Need Omega-3
Children who have difficulty with concentration, dyslexia and ADHD react positively when given supplements with essential fatty acids that consist mainly of fish oil. This according to a study from England, called the Oxford-Durham Study. More about children »
What is Omega-3?
Omega-3 is the proper name for a number of polyunsaturated fatty acids. These are essential which means that the body can not produce them. Instead we must eat or drink them. Another namn for the fatty acids DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) is fish oil, since these are extracted from fish. ALA (alpha linolenic acid) is extracted from various plants, such as rapeseeds, flaxseeds and walnuts. Our bodies are also capable of transforming ALA into EPA and DHA in small amounts.
Oily fish contains lots of omega-3. The reason for this is that fish eat omega-3 rish algae and also because fish eat other fish. However, farmed salmon only contains omega-3 if it is added in their food.
Those who want to eat omega-3 rish food should eat oily fish, such as mackerel, herring and salmon. There are also various supplements on the market for those who don't eat fish. Prices and quality may vary, so be sure to choose a high quality product. It is aslo often cheaper to order online.
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