Often we hear all about the wonderful world of omega-3s and all the foods to enjoy in order to get an ample serving into your diet. But do you know just how much omega-3s actually help you out? Here are three reasons we're so keen on these healthful, fatty acids.
- They can help lower your cholesterol. People with high cholesterol who shift away from meat and towards a more Mediterranean diet (focused on fish rich in omega-3s) have seen great results!
- They improve our mood. Studies have shown that people with higher blood levels of omega-3 fatty acids have more serotonin and dopamine — two of the key neurotransmitters that keep our moods happy and balanced.
- They reduce inflammation and keep your heart healthy. Omega-3's anti-inflammatory properties can help people suffering from mild inflammation or even individuals with arthritis. The same anti-inflammatory properties that help people with arthritis actually reduce one's risk of heart disease.
What's your top reason for getting in you omega-3s?