The benefits of fish oil: the scope of application - for youth

April 10, 2012

  • The benefits of fish oil: scope
  • Weight heart inflammation
  • For youth

 the benefits of fish oil for the youth

It strengthens joints

Many people know about the benefits of fish oil for the heart, but not many have heard that it is also useful for joints. Fish oil helps to relieve joint pain, reduce morning stiffness and even increases the compressive force of the hand.

As they grow, the flexibility of the joints is reduced, so the regular intake of high-quality fish oil can help maintain joint mobility throughout their lives.

Fish oil fights inflammation in the body. At occurrence of diseases such as arthritis Arthritis - a variety of forms and complications  Arthritis - a variety of forms and complications
 , Defense system starts the production of chemical substances protecting joints from damage and infection. In this protection system sees foreign organisms, even in cases when they are actually asked. When there is an excess of these chemicals and starts the flow of blood to the joints, at the site rush leukocytes, a kind of "law enforcement officers".

The presence of leukocytes, excess chemicals and inflammatory elements cause swelling, irritation, and pain in the joints Joint pain - how to understand what is going on?  Joint pain - how to understand what is going on?
 . As a result, after some time, articular cartilage wear and cease to function as a shock absorber providing a smooth glide articulated bones. When the cartilage wears down, the bones begin to rub together, causing pain.

But omega-3 fatty acids contained in fish oil, reduce the activity of chemicals that destroy the articular cartilage. In addition, fish oil Fish oil - so whether it is useful to think?  Fish oil - so whether it is useful to think?
   inhibits production of substances causing inflammation. That is, it sends a signal to the body that there is no danger and it's time to calm down.

According to reports that fish oil has shown all its beneficial properties, it is necessary to take daily 3000 mg of the substance, as well as two teaspoons of olive oil. But before you include in your diet supplements with fish oil, you should consult with your doctor.


It slows the aging process

Fish oil slows down the aging process. Omega-3 fatty acids reduce the rate at which shorten the caps on the ends of chromosomes. This increases the lifespan of cells. Caps or telomeres, consist of copied DNA strand and prevent chromosomes from damage. When a cell divides, its telomeres shorten until it reaches its minimum length. After that, the DNA gets damaged and the cell stops dividing. Omega-3 fatty acids, which are found in fish oil composition, slow the wear telomers, extending thereby the life of the cells.


Fish oil and age-related macular degeneration - the effect on vision

Extending the life of the cells is not only anti-aging effect. It has been shown that fish oil greatly reduces the risk of developing age-related macular degeneration. The main component of the retina is docosahexaenoic acid that is 60% of the fatty acid composition in retina. Macular degeneration - a common cause of blindness in older people, and has not yet invented effective treatment of this disease. Omega-3 fatty acids help maintain normal blood circulation and blood vessels, as well as a natural way to reduce cholesterol levels in the blood. All of these disorders can also contribute to the development of macular degeneration. Currently fish oil is the only effective way to combat this disease.


Fish oil in pregnancy

Studies have shown that fish oil is very useful for pregnant women and their unborn children. Pregnant women are advised to take 900 mg of fish oil daily, which corresponds to one serving of salmon. Fish oil well affect fetal development, including the development of his brain, which increases the mental capacity of the child, on the formation of a healthy nervous system, improves vision, influencing the formation of the retina, reduces the risk of behavioral problems after birth, and improves sleep Dreams: how to understand our dreams  Dreams: how to understand our dreams
   in neonates.

The child's mother is also experiencing the positive effects of fish oil: reduces the risk of developing pre-eclampsia and risk of premature birth, as well as greatly reduced the incidence of breast cancer. When receiving fish oil for pregnant women must comply with the dosage, which further increases the chances of the birth of a happy and healthy child. But why fish oil is so useful for the child in the womb. The fact that 70% newborn brain, retina and nervous system consists of the omega-3 fatty acids, docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid. This means that the fish oil increases the content of these fatty acids in the diet of the mother, and together with other nutrients ingested by a child, thus promoting the development of brain, retina and nervous system of a child.

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The benefits of fish oil: Applications - weight, heart inflammation

April 10, 2012

  • The benefits of fish oil: scope
  • Weight heart inflammation
  • For youth

 the use of fish oil weight, heart inflammation

It promotes weight loss

For years we've heard that the consumption of fat leads to overweight. But recent studies have shown that a certain kind of fat on the contrary contributes to weight loss. Australian researchers have found that fish oil Fish oil - so whether it is useful to think?  Fish oil - so whether it is useful to think?
   useful for those people who want to lose weight. Fish oil is particularly effective in conjunction with aerobic exercise.

Participants in the study, conducted in Australia, ate daily 6 g of tuna (corresponding to 1, 9 g of fish oil), and three times a week, was carried out by aerobic workout lasting 45 minutes. As fish oil, and aerobic exercise alone help to reduce the amount of fat in the body. And in combination with each other, they merely give excellent results. Participants of the study, there was not only weight loss, but also increase the level of high-density lipoprotein, or "good cholesterol", as well as improved blood circulation.

Studies in Britain have shown that the deletion of dietary saturated fat (e.g., those contained in red meat) and their replacement with polyunsaturated fats (containing, for example, in fish and fish oils) not only regulates insulin sensitivity, but also helps reduce the amount of abdominal fat. This is particularly useful feature for those who have an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes since abdominal fat interferes with the body's insulin, which in turn leads to an increase in blood sugar levels Blood sugar - a very important indicator  Blood sugar - a very important indicator

Finally, another useful feature of fish oil for weight loss is that the beneficial fats increases our satisfaction with food as their assimilation takes a long time, so the feeling of fullness is preserved for a long time.


Helps the Heart

The benefits of fish oil for the heart is known to many. Heart disease is still a major cause of death, and omega-3 fatty acids contained in fish oil - is a great way to protect the heart and prevent cell damage that can be caused by inflammation.

The sources of the beneficial properties of fish oil are the two omega-3 fatty acids: docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA). According to the American Heart Association, the omega-3 fatty acids have the following effects on the heart:

  • Reduce the risk of disruption of the heart, which could lead to heart failure
  • Reduces the level of platelets that can clog the arteries of the heart
  • Reduces the level of triglycerides (fatty acids in the blood)

In 2007 in Japan, a study was conducted which involved 18 thousand people with a high level of blood cholesterol. The results showed that when the standard rate of patients daily added 1, 8 g of eicosapentaenoic acid, the risk of heart attack and other disorders of the heart within the next five years, decreased by 20%.

A study in Italy, involving 6975 patients with chronic heart failure showed that those patients who were given a daily 1 g of fish oil, the risk of death due to heart failure decreased by 14%, while those who were given a placebo Placebo - an effective tool for self-hypnosis  Placebo - an effective tool for self-hypnosis
 No changes were found.

There is convincing evidence that a high-quality fish oil should be part of a healthy and nutritious diet. There are also specific recommendations for people from heart disease, which must be taken daily, 1 g of fish oil, unless the attending physician finds no contraindications. Those who want to reduce the level of triglycerides in the blood, it is necessary to increase the daily dose of 2-4 grams of fish oil.


It helps reduce inflammation

Many diseases, heart diseases starting and ending osteoarthritis accompanied with inflammation. However, fish oil has the property to reduce inflammation in the body. What is so dangerous inflammation? In principle, it is not always a bad thing. If you accidentally cut or injure yourself, it stimulates the release of inflammatory substances in the body, increases blood flow to the damaged area. White blood cells rush to the damaged tissue, to clean it and start the recovery process. This "good" kind of inflammation is specific and does not last long.

"Bad" inflammation is a common chronic. In today's world body is constantly attacked by stress factors - smoking, stress, lack of physical activity, alcohol, foods containing large amounts of sugar, fat and refined (white) starch. Many components of modern food products, such as high fructose corn syrup and trans fat (partially hydrogenated fats) cause an inflammatory reaction in the body. Chemicals that are associated with chronic inflammation, such as eicosanoids and cytokines, damage cells and lead to disease. And fish oil helps to counteract this effect.

Inflammatory reactions in the body controls the group of hormones called "prostaglandins": Some of these hormones increase the inflammatory response, while others reduce it. In fact, these hormones are composed of fatty acids and omega-3 fatty acids contained in fish oil, contribute to the production of prostaglandins, which inhibit the development of inflammation.

To enhance the production of prostaglandins inhibit inflammation, you can not only take high quality fish oil containing docosahexaenoic acid and eicosapentaenoic acid, and include in your diet a lot of vegetables and fruits, such as blueberries Benefits and harms of blueberries: the health of the forest  Benefits and harms of blueberries: the health of the forest
 , Squash, broccoli, apples and carrots. It will also be useful to take a multivitamin, and exercise regularly.

If left unattended inflammation, it will negatively affect the condition of the body. But we have all the opportunities to deal with this problem. Regular intake of fish oil can help improve health.