Omega-3 fats (technically fatty acids) are essential to the human body and have benefits for our heart, brain, eyes and joints. By reducing inflammation, blood clots and improving membrane function, omega-3 fats are associated with a lower risk of heart complications – including heart disease, plaque build-up and heart attacks – both in persons with a history of heart disease and in healthy individuals.
Omega-3 fats also seem to be important for optimal brain development in babies, and mental function, particularly later in life.
For pregnant women, an intake of omega-3 fats supports normal visual development in the foetus. In short, the addition of omega-3 fats to the diet is important to maintaining both our physical and mental health.
There are potential benefits of omega-3 oils in a wide range of medical conditions. Here are some of the signs and symptoms associated with low essential fatty acid:
Dry flaky skin
Cracking, peeling skin
Colour variation of skin
Excessive ear wax
Premenstrual breast tenderness
Dry, lacklustre, brittle hair
Small bumps on back of upper arms
Dandruff or cradle cap
How can you find out?
If you are not sure if you are getting enough essential fats in your diet make an appointment with a Naturopath like the folk at Perpetual Wellbeing or ask your GP to test for it in your next blood test.
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