If you are eating a typical Singaporean diet, it is highly likely that you are not getting enough Omega-3 in your diet.
Omega-3 fatty acids are found in fish, nuts, chia seeds or fish oil.
To be more specific, fish like salmon, tuna, herring, sardines, oysters and halibut are high in Omega-3. Additionally it can also be found in vegetables such as spinach or basil, nuts and seeds like walnuts, as well as flaxseed.
Having increased levels of Omega-3 can ward off and suppress illnesses like cardiovascular disease, cancer as well as inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. Unlike some other types of vitamins or minerals though, the body cannot produce Omega-3, so we need to consume them through our food or supplementation.
Omega-3 also supports lung function, promotes blood flow and oxygen delivery to activate muscles by enhancing blood vessel function.
Here are some ways that Omega-3 can boost your fitness and well-being.
1) Stay Slim
Eating healthy Omega-3 fats can help you to lose weight. In fact, taking fish oil supplements together with aerobic activity can improve fat loss more so than pure exercise alone.
3) Prevent post-exercise aching muscles and energy slump
Post-exercise, Omega-3 will also help to support the body’s anti-inflammatory response and thus enhance endurance, protect against free radical damage and promote joint mobility. This prevents aching muscles and an energy slump that may come after a bout of prolonged exercise.
3) Boost Your Mood
Taking Omega-3 on a regular basis can support brain function, mood, memory and promotes the health of brain and nerve cells. So this boosts your mental state of mind and makes you more productive throughout the day.
4) Glowing Skin
If you are deficient in Omega-3 fatty acids, your skin can become dry, rough and prone to inflammation, premature ageing and uneven pigmentation. Adding Omega-3 to your diet results in a beautiful and youthful glow.
This article has been adapted from https://www.movenourishbelieve.com/move/5-reasons-you-need-omega-3/.