What should be a healthy diet? Scientists are constantly offering to pay attention to more and more products that contain healthy substances. But do not neglect and products, the benefits of which are known for a long time. Doctors strongly recommend that your diet include cod liver oil: the useful properties of this product have long earned universal recognition.
Terrible memories of childhood
Several generations of Soviet children had a daily drink cod liver oil. In the children's literature of the time often referred to the product that the majority of kids cause permanent hostility. Yet the use of fish oil was justified: This tool helps to combat unpleasant consequence of vitamin deficiency D - rickets
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Interestingly, although fish oil
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pure no one attracted, the main source of fat - cod liver oil - always considered a delicacy. And deservedly so: from cod liver delicate texture, delicate flavor and very soft, pleasant taste. This product - a real festive table decoration. Lightly seasoned with pepper prisolennaya and cod liver oil in the form of canned preserves all the useful properties. It is the perfect base for salads and sandwich masses, not only tasty, but useful.
Unlike other fish canned cod liver oil is not very suitable for use in its natural form. The reason - the high fat content. Although the fat and is useful for those who suffer from diseases of the liver, gall bladder and other organs of digestion, the use of large amounts of cod liver oil can cause serious health problems. And those who do not complain of such ailments, should nevertheless comply with the measure is a little cod liver oil.
The most valuable oil
The main value of cod liver oil - contained in it in large amounts of fish oil. Fish oil, which is sold in a pharmacy, it is extracted from the liver of cod. In addition, this useful substance rich in other types of fish living in cold seas, for example, its a lot of mackerel and herring. But cod liver oil - a real champion on the content of fish oil. This product is still useful to children, adults and the elderly.
Fish oil is of three kinds. Brown different kind of unpleasant odor and taste, now this fat is used only for technical purposes, such as for treatment of the skin. Yellow and white fat are used for medical purposes. White fat can be taken orally as biologically-active additives.
The properties of fish oil
Yellow or reddish liquid resembling oil, but the fishy smell and taste (more or less pronounced) - this is a magical fish oil. It is composed of oleic, palmitic, linolenic, arachidonic, eicosapentaenoic, docosahexaenoic, dokozaentaenovaya acid. Some of these acids are included in the group of polyunsaturated fatty acids omega-3 and omega-6 - substances that modern doctors believe almost a panacea for many diseases.
Particularly useful are omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids in various diseases of the cardiovascular system. These substances are essential for the prevention of atherosclerosis and a variety of diseases associated with the "blockage" of vessels.
It is important that the human body can not synthesize these acids alone, so crucial to the presence of foods rich in omega-3 and omega-6 acids in the diet. At the same time, the bad cholesterol, which is contained in most foods of animal origin, fish oil, cod liver absent.
Omega-3 fatty acids are a complex effect on the human body. They have anti-inflammatory properties, improve brain activity, help in the fight against allergies, reduce stress
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and are even used in the treatment of mental disorders.
In addition, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) have anti-inflammatory properties and is an excellent tool for the prevention and treatment of depressive states. A docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is a part of the set of cosmetics, because it allows to keep the skin supple and beautiful. Also useful for the acid and of the nervous system.
It often happens that a particular product is a "thing in itself", that is, it contains the nutrients can not be absorbed by the human body. Fish oil, in contrast, is absorbed very well, it can easily penetrate through the pores of the cell membrane and, consequently, all the nutrients that are found in fish oil, the body gets in full.
Storehouse of vitamins
Fish oil, and accordingly, cod liver oil, rich in vitamins A, D, E. Therefore, regular consumption of cod liver oil helps to avoid hypo- and beriberi.
For example, vitamin A deficiency leads to a so-called "night blindness" - in the twilight one sees much worse than in bright light. In addition, significantly changing the skin - appear peeling, dryness, wrinkles. Hair fall, worsening the various systems of the body, worsening the body's resistance to various infectious diseases.
Vitamin D, in contrast to other vitamins can not only come from food, but also synthesized in the body. To do this, you just need to regularly walk outside in sunny weather. But in the northern countries such trips is not always possible: most of the year the weather is cloudy, no sun. Therefore, in the autumn and winter there is a need for supplementation of vitamin D, which is needed for good growth of bones and teeth in children
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. Moreover, this helps the absorption of vitamin essential mineral substances (calcium, phosphorus) and improves the condition of the nervous system.