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Omega 3

by / Tuesday, 03 February 2015 / Published in Nutrition

A New Year begins. We all know what that means: it’s time to make a list of New Year’s resolutions”. Without doubt, one of them will be to do exercise in order to stay, or get, healthy andin-shape. Omega-3 fatty acids will help us achieve our goals.

When it comes to fat, there’s one type you don’t want to cut back on: omega-3 fatty acids. ALA an omega-3 fatty acid, is found in plant sources such as nuts and seeds. Not only does your body need this fatty acid to function, it delivers some big health benefits.

Omega-3 fatty acids are polyunsaturated fatty acids that are essential nutrients for health. We need omega-3 fatty acids for numerous normal body functions, such as controlling blood clotting and building cell membranes in the brain, and since our bodies cannot make omega-3 fats, we must get them through food. Omega-3 fatty acids are also associated with many health benefits, including protection against heart disease and stroke.

Alpha lipoic acid is a potent antioxidant that plays numerous roles in biology and health. It’s especially essential to the body’s production of energy.

Apha lipoic acid is the “universal antioxidant” because of its myriad activities. The body converts some alpha lipoic acid to dihydrolipoic acid, an even more potent antioxidant. Alpha lipoic acid also serves as a precursor to glutathione, the most powerful antioxidant made by the body.

(ALA) is an essential omega 3 fatty acids found in seeds (chia, flaxseed, and nuts) and many common vegetable oils.

 

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