According to Natural News: Research has now shown that adding Omega-3 fatty acids to your diet can increase the survival rate of those with coronary heart disease. Omega-3s have also been shown to slow down the aging process. The marker used to determine these findings was a part of the DNA strand called telomeres. The research concluded that high levels of Omega-3 fatty acids in the blood slowed the aging process by as much as five years.
Omega-3 Health Benefits
Omega-3 fatty acids are known to have an anti-inflammatory ability. Omega 3′s are used to help memory and brain focus. Fatty acids lower blood pressure, they slow macular degeneration, help with depression, omega 3′s increase joint flexibility, and also help to lower triglycerides. Omega-3 fatty acids can only be added to the blood ingesting nutrient. The body cannot produce it’s own fatty acids from Omega 3. Hence … ESSENTIAL fatty acids. They are essential for the function of many tissues in the body, especially the brain, heart and eyes.
Omega 3 fish oil can be taken as a supplement if you do not want to eat fish 3 times a week. Actually, supplementing even if you DO eat fish 3 times a week is not a bad idea. Omega 3 fatty acids are known as the PUF’s, and also, they are essential because your body needs them, but cannot manufacture them, that means you have to eat them.
Fish Oil Omega-3s
The American Heart Association recommends fish oil as a source of Omega-3 fatty acids (So does Dr Oz).