Research Backs Power of Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Omega-3 fatty acids are among the most thoroughly studied nutrients. Omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to confer a multitude of benefits to the human body, according to an article in Authority Nutrition, an online newsletter that provides science-based evidence on nutrition.
"17 Science-Based Benefits of Omega-3 Fatty Acids," appeared in the January 2016 issue of the newsletter.
Depression is one of the most common mental disorders in the world, with symptoms that include sadness, lethargy and a general loss of interest in life. Anxiety is also a very common disorder, and is characterized by constant worry and nervousness.
"Interestingly, studies have found that people who consume omega-3s regularly are less likely to be depressed," according to Freydis Hjalmarsdottir MS, who has a master’s degree in human nutrition from the University of Iceland. "What’s more, when people with depression or anxiety start taking omega-3 supplements, their symptoms get better."
There are three types of omega-3 fatty acids: ALA, EPA and DHA. Of the three, EPA appears to be the best at fighting depression, according to the article.
According to the article, some of the other benefits of omega-3 fatty acids include the following:
This is an overview of some of the benefits of omega-3 fatty acids. Look for more in-depth information regarding the multitude of benefits of omega-3s in the July issue of ALTRUM News.
Popular wisdom has long equated more exercise with greater weight loss, but new research shows the effect of physical activity on human physiology may be a lot more complicated than that. Read the June issue of ALTRUM News to discover a multitude of ways that exercise benefits your body.
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