Omega-3 fatty acids are crucial for the body to function. In addition to assisting in permeability of cell membranes throughout the body, Omega-3 benefits the body in a number of ways, including supporting a healthy heart. One of the main functions of Omega-3s is controlling blood clotting, which may reduce the risk of heart disease.
The following are just some of the great Omega-3 benefits:
- Supports healthy triglyceride levels
- May reduce the risk of heart disease*
- Supports eye health and vision
- Supports healthy arteries
- Important for cognitive (or brain) health
- Supports healthy mood
- May support bone health
- Is important for healthy skin
- Supports healthy joints
The body does not produce its own Omega-3 fatty acids. A diet high in these substances, which includes eating fish, walnuts, spinach and vegetable oils, may help you achieve some of the aforementioned Omega-3 benefits. Increasingly, researchers are finding connections between Omega-3s and potential benefits for cardiovascular health.