There is no doubt that Omega 3 have long been known for their many health benefits Omega 3 can offer a benefit both for those who just want to be proactive, as well as those who already have developed some types if illnesses.
Clinical studies show that Omega 3 fatty acids (DHA and EPA) may improve memory, lower risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, improve depression, improves the body’s immune system. During pregnancy, it may help improve cognitive and visual development. Health Professionals are now using the omega 3 for the prevention and management of chronic disorders, such as diabetes, cancer,  heart disease due to its anti-inflammatory properties.
Sources of Omega 3 are from either fatty fish such as wild salmon, mackerel, trout, sardines, algae or a vegetable source flaxseeds, flaxseed oil, walnuts.
The biggest benefits are shown to come from the fatty acids found in fish and fish oils, although you would still get some health benefits when taking Omega 3 from plant sources.

It is recommended that you include Omega 3 from fish oils, either from eating fatty fish 2- 3 times per week, using flaxseed oil or taking an Omega 3 supplement.

Omega-3-rich products are a big trend right now and can be an option as well, but often they contain very little amount of omega 3,  so important to carefully read labels regarding the source and the amount.

Dietitians of Canada and the American Dietetic Association recommend:

0.5 g /day for prevention. Higher doses of 1g/day for coronary heart disease , 2-4g/day for lowering   triglycerides levels might be recommended but you need to consult with a physician or a dietitian.


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