How Incredibly Fish Oil Works

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If you are one of those inquisitive and critical minds, you must have thought of how a lot of things work for most of us. Thinking of how certain food or nutrients are processed inside our body and what they really do to our system and health, in general? Take fish oil, for example, I’m sure you know how fish oil benefits your health but are you completely aware of what it does to your body that makes it work? Fish oil is a form of fatty acid that is derived from the tissues of oily fish. It contains the omega-3 fatty acids, including eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), which are the ones that have gained the most attention with regard to health studies over the last few years. According to many studies that health experts rely on, a key factor linking such common health conditions as heart disease, high blood pressure, obesity and diabetes is a dietary imbalance related to fat. Although, not all fats are bad, as there are some “good” fats that are body needs to obtain in order to stay well. Really, it's not just about us consuming too much fat but rather the wrong kinds of fat that we ingest that determines our health. That said, we need to increase our intake of the beneficial essential fatty acids, especially omega 3 fats. These are considered good fats and the most important of these nutrients are eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). These fatty acids are "essential" because the body needs them and cannot make them on its own. The deficiency in omega 3 consumption may be responsible for a host of negative health repercussions, ranging from clogged coronary arteries to depression to unhealthy cardiovascular state to many more. It has been found through research and extensive studies that many of these symptoms relate in one way or another to inflammation. Some researchers believe that inflammation is at the root of many diseases and health conditions. Thus, reducing inflammation may be the most potent effect of the omega 3 essential fatty acids. It must be for this reason that omega 3 or fish oil has been a name on the market these days. With so many fish oil products out there, the process of determining a formula to purchase can seem a bit mystifying. Without a doubt, the best ways to get these nutrients are to eat naturally fatty fish such as salmon and sardines or to take fish oil as a supplement. Fish oil capsules would ensure you get the daily recommended amount your body needs. This oil abundantly contains omega 3 polyunsaturated fatty acids. Omega 3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, however are not solely found in oils from certain types of fish, they can also be sourced from vegetables, and other plant sources. Keep in mind that these fatty acids are not made by the body and must be consumed in the diet.

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