Omega 3: protection for your Health and a Source of Youth

Omega 3 in the heart is also an important requirement in adulthood and in the elderly, when there is an increased risk of cardiovascular diseases and neurological disorders. • Another important advantage of salmon is that it has approximately one third of saturated fat than that of a portion of meat and 50 percent less than chicken • Salmon consumption is also beneficial in reducing blood pressure, prevent liver disorders, the risk of neurological dysfunctions (such as depression), Alzheimer’s disease and strokes, and improve mental agility and memory • In addition, it is essential in pregnancy, and is ideal for those who need to take care of their diet and facilitate healthy weight loss because a portion of salmon only contains 183 calories, which is lower than meat, chicken and even other fish.
• But, do you really know what Omega 3 is? It is an essential fatty acid for our body´s health, which is not the case with most of the other fat we consume. For example, if you stop consuming fats such as margarine or vegetable oils nothing happens, other than real dietary benefits. But if you stop consuming Omega 3, you will surely get sick.
This polyunsaturated fatty acid helps prevent some types of cancer and offers other benefits that are mentioned below:
• It stimulates the production of serotonin, which helps in cases of depression
• It regulates the balance between “good” and “bad” cholesterol and reduces high levels of triglycerides, which prevents coronary heart disease
• During pregnancy it helps in the development of the central nervous system of the baby
• It fights obesity, improves the body’s response to insulin and stimulates the secretion of Leptin, a hormone that helps regulate food intake, as well as weight and metabolism
• Research by the University of Pittsburgh confirms that its anti-inflammatory qualities can be very useful in the treatment of some chronic pain
• It has properties that prevent aging..
• The amount of Omega 3 that you should consume per day is 1gr. This type of fat must be obtained through food or dietary supplements, since our body does not produce it naturally.
• Salmon is a very versatile food, as it can be prepared in many ways: boiled, grilled, foil wrapped, etc.