Some of you know that I had suffered from depression for many years. Finally I decided enough was enough, and took steps that I knew would help. I had to hit the rock bottom before I decided I was done feeling the way I did. This was one life I had. I was not getting any younger. My life was slipping by, and all I was doing was making really close friends with my couch, and excelling at staring blankly. I didn’t want to go on, but I knew I had to, for my family’s sake. And also for my own sake. I wanted to really live, and live joyfully. That decision had been the turning point in my life.
Omega 3 has been one of my greatest allies (among other things) in beating depression . So I thought I should find out more benefits of Omega 3, and list some of them:
1. Has been shown (and I have seen through experience) to help with depression.
2. Has been shown to help with bi-polar disorder.
3. Reduces the risk of heart attacks and strokes. It improves artery health by helping reduce plaque buildup and blood clots in arteries.
4. Reduces the risk of Age Related Macular Degeneration. I wish I had known this before, so I could have helped my dad. He has lost his vision because of Macular Degeneration.
5. Normalizes and regulates your triglycerides levels. It lowers triglycerides and elevates HDL.
6. Gives you beautiful, youthful skin.
7. It is anti-inflammatory.
8. Helps with brain function, in having better comprehension. Helps with ADHD.
9. Helps with auto-immune disorders.
10. Helps prevent Osteoporosis.
11. Helps with Rheumatoid arthritis.
12. Improves joint health by reducing joint tenderness, pain, stiffness associated with arthritis and osteoarthritis.
13. Helps reducing pain associated with PMS and menstruation.
14. Helps prevent cancers like Colon, breast, and prostate cancers.
Animal Foods that are rich in Omega 3:
1. Pasture raised meat
2. Wild Salmon
3. Omega 3 enriched Eggs
Vegetarian Food sources for Omega 3:
1. Flaxeeds, Flaxseed oil (go for organic, cold pressed ones)
2. Chia seeds
3. Hemp seeds
5. Dark green leafy vegetables
6. Sea weed
I am no doctor. I know what I know through reading, and through how Omega 3 helped me. If you think you need to take it as a supplement, ask your doctor. Otherwise, it is always great to eat healthy foods that are rich in Omega 3.
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